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THE SIX BIGGEST MISTAKES NOVICE TRAINERS MAKE

Apr 15, 2008
When new trainers start the training process, they tend to make a lot of mistakes in their techniques and approach. There are few mistakes that are fairly common among most trainers.

Expecting too much- The individual who makes this mistake is usually a true dog lover. The problem steps in only when they see all the tricks their neighbors dog can do, watch the well trained pets of their favorite TV show characters or when they go to the park and see all the pet owners enjoying the company of their dogs that are obedient and well trained. At this point, they tend to forget all the time, patience and money that has been spent to train these dogs.

Giving up Soon- It is the mistake of giving up. Unfortunately, they lack the patience or commitment to achieve the result they want their dog to do. Finally, the owners decide that their pet can't learn to play Frisbee at all just because it could not learn in an hour.

Positive reinforcement- Many frustrated trainers go home with deprived results because they forget to reward their dogs for doing well. Rewards must be consistent, just like the training. The dog which always receive only correction and never gets rewarded will get frustrated.

Not Following thoroughly- Dogs love to learn and will learn through repetition and consistent lessons. However, these lessons must be followed correctly. If you happen to train him only for few hours on Monday and totally forget to train him for the rest of the days then it is very obvious that he would not remember anything at all.

Apathy- Often a dog trainer says I hate this or that about the dog but it's too difficult to change it. Changes can be made and if your dog sees that they bring rewards they will respond much quicker to a direct approach.

Training Period- After certain period of training, most people assume that the training is over. Training is a learning process and there is no end to it. The dog can learn so many commands and behavioral lessons if you will be training them in a good manner. So why do you want to stop? Dog would love to learn more and more! So keep training.

By knowing all these mistakes, you can now realize some of the common feelings that you might have found in yourself. So, solve the problem before it arises.
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John Mailer offers excellent tips and advice on dog and puppy training including how to look after their health and other dog problems. Want to learn Online Dog Training Lessons for FREE? Visit the website http://BasicsDogTraining.com and find out the ways.
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