The Most Common Mistakes Dog Owners Do 2

Mornin’!

dog owners let their animals freeLet’s continue the series of mistakes some dog owners make in training their dogs. (You may find the previous part here.) And to reassure you (the reader), I confess I also had similar misconceptions before. But, I tried to learn from them. The next misbelief we discuss over today at first is:

The Same Breed Dogs Don’t Attack Each Other

My Friends, it’s not so, and I’ll tell you why.

It’s well known that for people, the first impression is taken literally in seconds. Based on the image we’ve seen, sentences heard, steps done plus other things will be someone likable or unsympathetic for us.

This also applies to dogs because the sympathy or dislikes between the dogs can depend on many factors. In many cases, the same breed dogs are better with each other, because they often behave in the identical way.

Moreover, mainly it is because their body language is much closer to those of each other. Dogs express their feelings very well with the body language and sound signals they must interpret correctly.

And the correct socialization – begins already in the litter – helps to recognize these signals. However, canines also vary individually with regard to dog temperament, even in the identical litter of the same breed.

So, the total mistake is thinking that angry scenes don’t occur between the same breed dogs.

Dog Owners Think Their Pet Is Trainable Well / Badly

It happens that an insufficient dog obedience occurs against the expectations we made before. I experienced, the easiest thing is to state immediately the breed is the liable, in this case.

You may hear things like: “My dog’s hunting instinct is so strong because of the breed. Therefore, I never let it off leash.” Or this:”My dog has never been obedient, because this breed is incredibly stubborn.”

But, you may often find an opposite example, too: “Buy yourself a Labrador. It is so gentle as a lamb, it does not need to be taught. It is specially designed for novice dog owners.”

My Friends, keep in mind please, all the claims above are generalizations only.

My long dog keeping experience taught me that you may- and should have to deal with every breed. That goes so even if the hunter instinct working in it, if it is especially player or when sensitive than average.

Success depends on how consistently we train our dogs, and if we consider any specific character traits. The point is that every dog needs training, even when a tiny Chihuahua is involved “only.”

The Leash Exists for Those

Unfortunately, some dog schools still follow the “old” training principles. Which means not only intimidating the dog verbally. Plus, using the leash a rough manner is often involved in their concept.

If a dog, say, do not go well next to the foot, then they correct the movement of the leash flinching. Alternatively, when the handler suddenly changes direction, the collar – because the dog is not prepared to do so – jerks at its neck.

Of course, this manner – by no means – can be regarded as positive, relationship reinforcing “educational method.”

Furthermore, the so-called grabbing can cause vertebrae whiplash injury on the neck and larynx injury in front. Rather, I suggest dog owners should try to motivate their dog playfully.

Anyway, when people first start training their dog, many confuse the rewarding and motivation. The two methods are highly close to each other because by its very nature, yet there are differences.

To put it simply: under the word “motivation,” I interpret that you, the dog owners should create an environment, in which your dog is eager to carry out the exercise. Trust, good relationship with each other and an environment free from distractions included here, among others.

It will be continued next time,

Alex Sparrow

Alex Sparrow

Alex Sparrow

Alex Sparrow is a nature enthusiastic for more than seven decades. He was writing nearly 400 articles, reports so far about how to live with your dogs harmoniously.
Alex Sparrow