Avoid These Top 3 Puppy Training Mistakes There is so much material about puppy training on the internet making it difficult to decipher the positive from the ineffective methods. Thus, I have decided to sift through the material for you and provide the top three puppy training techniques to avoid. These methods encourage good behavior from your pup, and you. Do Not Abuse Crate Time Crate training is designed to teach your dog how, when and where to go to the restroom. A puppy will not go to the bathroom where the puppy plays, sleeps and lives. Thus, use the crate in such a manner. Do not use the crate as a means of punishment for your puppy. Your puppy will not understand and it will confuse your puppy further. Never Use Physical Force There is absolutely no reason to hit your puppy. Instead, gently correct your puppy’s behavior when the pup does something wrong. If you implement physical harm upon your pup, then you will end up with a nervous, aggressive, and confused grown dog. Puppy’s need to be taught in a loving environment with positive reinforcement. Rid the Old Concept of Rubbing Your Puppy’s Nose in an Accident The old method of teaching your puppy where to go the bathroom via rubbing your pup’s nose in accidents no longer works. Instead, concentrate on positive reinforcement by showing the puppy where to go, and provide plenty of praise when done correctly. If you would like more tips on how to train your puppy, enroll in a puppy kindergarten class or a puppy preschool today. By ABC7|2022-08-12T23:33:23-04:00May 24th, 2010|Dog Care Tips|Comments Off on Avoid These Top 3 Puppy Training Mistakes Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVkEmail About the Author: ABC7 Related Posts Anxious Pups? CBD Products are a must! Anxious Pups? CBD Products are a must! Pet Dental Health Pet Dental Health Lost Pets Lost Pets Is Agility Right for Your Dog? Is Agility Right for Your Dog? Do Pets Grieve? Gallery Do Pets Grieve?