Training a dog is something that many parents will do, but not always successfully. Inevitably, parents of dogs get frustrated or angry when they fail, but that doesn’t help things progress in a positive way. Identifying the reasons for training failure is an effective way to correct training methods. Here are four typical reasons for training failure, see if you have any:
1. misunderstood intentions
Before changing a dog’s behavior, it is important to first understand the dog’s underlying intent for doing the behavior. If the dog’s intention is to please the dog’s parents, violent scolding will only confuse the dog more. Even if the training is successful, it may be psychologically damaging to the dog.
For example, when a dog is too excited to focus during training, the dog’s parents should identify the underlying cause of the dog’s behavior.
The dog is too excited and thinks the dog’s parents are playing a game with him, not a lesson, so the dog’s parents should find something that appeals to the dog, develop the dog’s attention, and then incorporate the lesson into the game.
2. Training failure due to communication failure
You teach a dog to do something and the dog doesn’t understand what you’re really trying to do, and a lot of training hits the rocks here. In fact, the most difficult and skillful step in dog parent training is how to get the dog to understand the parent’s intentions.
Dogs do not understand human language, but they can distinguish between human tones of voice. When training your dog, don’t use cumbersome codes, which will only make the dog unintelligible. The simpler the code, the better, and the shorter the tone, so the dog can remember it.
3. Training failure is halfway through
Lack of patience is another reason for training failure. The dog’s parents initially set up a training routine, but after a few days of training, he suddenly stops. When the dog forgets what the training is about, the dog’s parents think of the training session and start over, which naturally does not work very well.
As the saying goes, how can this kind of training be effective when you fish for three days? If you want to train a disciplined dog, parents must first be determined and patient.
4. Different standards of reasons for training failure
If there are many parents in the house for training, or if the dog’s parents use double standards during training and non-training times is a major barrier to dog training success. For example, if one parent won’t let the dog on the couch and another parent regularly hold the dog on the couch, the dog will inevitably be confused.
To raise a smart dog, the whole family should be on the same page and stick to a uniform standard for dog training. Otherwise, no matter how many times you train, the dog will not remember the same actions.
When you get frustrated with training your dog later, remember that whether you scold or complain, you won’t get the desired results. Find the reason for this in your own training techniques and become a master at training your dog.