worst dog training advice you've heard | Pupford

Worst Dog Training Advice You’ve Ever Heard

In our private Facebook community, we asked, “what is the worst dog training advice you’ve ever heard?”. And let me tell you… some of the answers were unbelievable! (Some were terribly frustrating to hear as well.) We heard some advice that ranged from inhumane to just plain weird and just about everything in between. Unfortunately, there is SO much misinformation out there about how to properly train your dog. It’s sad, but we hope that our blog resources, podcast, and of course, 30 Day Perfect Pup class can help spread positive, science-backed information in the world! In case you haven’t… Continue reading

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Science Behind Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Positive Reinforcement training is the most effective and humane route to train your dog. Unfortunately, in the past, aversive, punishment, and now-debunked methods were spread by trainers, the media, and other outlets. Part of our mission here at Pupford is to help spread the message and power of positive-reinforcement based training! Choosing to train via positive reinforcement will help your pup be more confident, attentive, and well-behaved in the long run. But don’t get us wrong, it takes lots of time, patience, and persistence! 🙂 Be sure to check out the studies below. Also, if you are new to being a… Continue reading

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Calm Down a Hyper Dog! 5 Tips That Actually Work

Trying to calm down a hyper dog can be extremely difficult and frustrating! Sometimes it seems like their energy never ends… yikes. In this article (with the accompanying podcast and video), we’ll break down 5 ways to calm down a hyper dog. These tips are effective, simple, and should be implemented right away! Here are the 5 effective ways to help calm down your dog. Mental Exercise Place/Settle Training Physical Exercise Trick Training (PS- if you need help with the training basics, check out our 100% free app) Impulse Control Listen to or watch this episode for a full breakdown… Continue reading

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Does Your Dog Really Understand Behaviors?

Sometimes we like to think that our dog understands a specific behavior completely, but do they? How can we know when our dog truly understands a specific behavior? Just because your dog knows “recall” inside the home, does that mean they “understand” recall? Listen to today’s discussion and let us know what you think!! Remember, your dog’s behavior almost ALWAYS needs some more practice and training 😉 And that really is one of the main focuses of this episode, that oftentimes you just need more practice. In many cases, the recipe for success is more practice and less freedom for your pup.… Continue reading

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Dogs and Kids Guide: Training, Home Prep & Guidelines for Healthy Kid-Dog Relationships

Introducing a new dog to your home with children comes with its own set of challenges! Similarly, bringing home a newborn baby to your home with dogs takes extra care and steps to ensure the safety and happiness of your baby. In this episode of The Perfect Pup Podcast, we talk about the following ? How to introduce a new dog to kids in your home How to introduce a new baby to the dog in your home How to teach your kids to properly greet a dog Ways to prevent problems between kids and dogs And much more! Even… Continue reading

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Picky Dog: What to Do When Your Dog Won’t Eat [Updated for 2020]

A picky dog. Who would have thought that could be a thing? When your dog won’t eat their food, it can drive you crazy (and make you nervous about their health). In this article, I’ll tell you ways to avoid picky dogs. And, if your dog is picky already, how to overcome it! Let’s do this! But first… a quick story. (If you want, you can skip ahead here) When I was a kid I absolutely HATED beets. And that hatred (similar to how much most dogs hate bath time) continued on for years. I mean, if I could eat… Continue reading

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