Leaving your dog home alone for many hours gives him plenty of time to develop unwanted behaviors.Your actions greatly impact your dog's behavior - for better or worse. In fact, it's possible that you are unknowingly acting in a manner that is hindering your dog's training success. While you are probably familiar with the more common training mistakes, such as petting your dog when he jumps up while greeting, there are some less obvious mistakes that you might be making. I've rounded up five of the most common errors I see pet owners make; be sure to avoid these with your own dog.
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1. Failing to deal with your dog's fear of the veterinary office. A study funded by Bayer found that more than 26 percent of dog owners said just thinking about a visit to the vet is stressful, while 37 percent said their dog hates going to the vet. When your dog is stressed or frightened during a vet visit, it can be difficult for the doctor to thoroughly evaluate your dog. Luckily, fear-freeRead More »from 5 Surprising Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Dog's Training