Puppy Training Sins New Puppy Owners Need to Avoid
Struggling with Training Your Puppy ?
Maybe You Skipped Step One
Oh sure, they talk to you about biting and nipping. They might talk to you about crate training.
For sure, they don’t tell you the really critical things you need to give your puppy to help him to become a happy, obedient dog.
And I’m not talking about food, water and a bed to sleep on.
I’m talking core things your puppy must receive from you so he can live in your human world.
Don’t Know? You’re not alone.
Most people don’t even think about having a plan or how should they train or are they even getting the puppy for the right reasons.
All of this is important whether you’ve already got your puppy or you’re thinking about getting a puppy.
It’s much easier to start off on the right foot if you simply understand the 10 biggest training mistakes or “sins” that 99.9% of people make with puppies—and you won’t make those mistakes.
Here are the simple facts: A puppy’s brain is like a sponge. It soaks up knowledge and training like crazy and retains it. Why? Because a puppy who is just learning has NO OTHER behavior to compare it to!
That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re doing it correctly from the beginning.
If you get it wrong from the beginning, then your puppy learns incorrect behaviors and when you try to teach them correctly they’re thinking: ”what’s the deal, this is what I learned before, this is what’s “normal”— what’s with all this new stuff—–I’m confused!” Then you have to RE-TRAIN.
All This Can Be Avoided
You won’t set your puppy up to fail by making these 10 most common puppy training sins
- Set your puppy up to fail
- Have a puppy that is afraid of you or aggressive towards you
- Be angry or impatient with your puppy
- Have a stress level that’s off the charts
- Have an out of control puppy
- Think about returning the puppy!
Here’s what folks have said about this product
Advice Every Puppy Owner Needs To Hear!
Training a puppy is not totally unlike training a child. To have a good, faithful obedient adult dog requires early and consistent training. Love and affection needs to have balance and structure. Yes, puppies and human babies are cute. But, don’t train them… and you’ll have definite behavior problems as they get older.
When I rescued my sweet party Cocker Spaniel, Abby, I noticed she was well behaved from the very first day. Someone had loved her enough to have her trained. She was a joy to take places. I previously had a Cocker Spaniel who never had training and there was a huge difference… between night and day. We got her when she fit in the palm of my hand. She got totally out of control as an adult dog and was spoiled about what she ate and where she slept. She barked incessantly and, when outside, ran away rather than coming when called.
If I get another puppy in the future, training is a MUST. A dog is a beloved family member and should be handled with future behavior in mind. Jim Burwell gives some excellent tips and techniques. Everyone who’s considering getting a puppy needs to hear his advice!
I loved listening to this Quick Read Audio Book!
Puppy Training for the Leader of the Pack (Owner)
By Bronwyn Buck -
Jim Burwell makes many good points in his “Puppy Training Sins Every New Puppy Owner Needs To Avoid”
and he delivers his message in a calm easy to listen to manner.
I can relate to the points he made as I have friends with dogs and can see firsthand how it is the puppy owner who needs training rather than just the puppy.
Jim makes the points
* training starts from day one (but it is never too late to start)
* puppies think they are the leader of the pack unless you train them otherwise.
* a puppy sitting in your lap thinks it is the leader, the owner thinks it cute.
* house training can be simple and with no accidents
* set boundaries; let your puppy know what is acceptable and what is not.
* follow a system that is structured and proven with discipline/consistency.
I love puppies but I don’t like being licked to distraction and Jim makes the point that this is way a puppy gets attention and is being the leader.
Jim translates our emotions into what the puppy sees and adapts as acceptable behavior.
So many good points, would listen to this again and again
Well Trained Puppies
By Project Maven -
I’ve always thought that training puppies was more about training their owners. Jim makes understanding why your puppy behaves as it does and what the “owner” can do to have a well-behaved puppy. Loved the examples and the easy-to-listen to style of the author. If you have a puppy, you need this audio book.
How to and How Not To Train/Raise a Puppy (a Dog)
By Lynn Salter
I am not a “dog person” (grew up having only cats) but my husband and son are.
My husband and I listened to Jim’s CD with our 13 yr. old son today who got his first puppy (Stonewall) this past January. There is much room for improvement on our son’s part especially in how he interacts with Stonewall. Our son’s personality has him at times being very animated and chaotic and doing a number of things that Jim cautions parents about on the CD when children are playing and interacting with their puppy.
There were several times while listening we paused the CD to discuss a point with our son.
For me, I realized the importance of being consistent with Stonewall in the language WE all use with him. Stonewall has an annoying habit of trying to nip at my feet so I plan to use the advice Jim gave addressing a puppy’s annoying habits, such as licking you.
We homeschool our son, so I’ve asked him to write out what he learned today; how he can put the advice into practice to reinforce the lessons WE all learned today!
Thanks, for sharing your expertise in such a concise, timely message. Well worth listening to several more times!
Listened to this and laughed out loud several times. Lots of fun, helpful information. The content is based on ‘Sins’..a la the 10 commandments. This guy has a good relaxed way of communicating. A few examples he gave actually made me say “Wow!” out loud. Wait until you hear the story about a dog who pooped in a house for 5 years. After a few sessions the dog stopped…period! Oh, and wait till you hear the real reason why dogs lick humans. Get this. Very good use of money.
Puppy Dog Whisperer
By Patsy Bellah
I loved to listen to Jim Burwell talking about training puppies. I have a friend that I just know if Jim had gotten hold of her dog when she was a puppy she would be a more likable “older dog” now.
The information was excellent. Once I started listening I couldn’t stop until the end.
I especially liked it when he was explaining about the “mind” of a puppy and that they don’t know right from wrong but rather safe and dangerous. And that they are looking for strong leaders in their lives and will respond much better than having a weak owner.
The thing it left me with is that if I were getting a new puppy, if I couldn’t get Jim as a trainer, I would at least want more of his CDs, videos and books for helping me train my puppy “Jim’s way.”
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