Five dog training mistakes you’re probably making (and how to set them right)

Updated: Jul 19

“Ruby keeps tugging at her leash!”

“I just can’t get Casper to stop jumping onto the furniture!”

If these refrains sound familiar to you, then you’re not alone. 

“Too much information can be as disconcerting as too little” – Patricia Wentworth, British writer. 

When you look up “how to train your dog” there’s so much information out there that it can get confusing. You could be following some of the most recommended methods and yet make minor errors unknowingly.  

We have compiled five of the most common mistakes you can avoid for better training results.

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Mistake 1: Reward for pulling the leash

How many times have you been at risk of twisting your shoulders or falling face-first on the road due to Juno pulling you off the pavement? Most times, when your dog gets excited and starts pulling at the leash, you end up doing so out of the sheer force of the pull. Soon, it becomes more frequent, and you can no longer stop them.