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Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Myth That Creates a Multitude of Puppy Training Problems

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What myth can cause a dog owner to CREATE puppy training problems? It's the same issue that perpetuates housetraining accidents.

Here's the myth - People believe they do not need to understand dog behavior. They don't see why they have to.

Then the puppy training problems emerge - housetraining isn't working, puppy aggression starts, and family members wonder why they got a dog in the first place.

Here's an example - dogs operate from habit. Breaks from their routine cause confusion. Something simple like feeding a dog in a different location throws my year old pup into a tailspin. He won't eat.

Another example - Food shopping is a weekly affair which takes place on Sunday. As soon as we walk into the house with food bags, the search for the dog treats begins. Both pups expect the treats when the food bags arrive. That's habit and routine.

Avoiding Problems
Avoiding puppy training problems is a simple concept. Build in routine. Take a puppy outside for elimination on a schedule. If you need to correct a behavior, do it consistently. If a pup is supposed to sit before he gets his meal, make sure it happens - every time.

The Dog Behavior Experts
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