Guideline #1 – Be Positive While Training Your Dog
Keep your dog training upbeat and positive. Waiting for your dog to make a mistake to punish them is old school. This is a training routine that needs to stay in the past. The dog really hasn’t any clue what they are getting in trouble for, they just know that human is acting angry again. Positive reinforcement for good behavior is key.
Let’s face it, the dog knows it’s not going to get a treat if it pees on the floor, but probably will if it goes outside to when nature calls. A dog responds to positive reinforcement much more than a negative reprimand.