Puppy and dog training should always be humane! Training is about joy, happiness, and cooperation! Anything that contravenes this is unacceptable! You should be considerate toward your pet and must pay attention to his ability to learn while avoiding to force him to learn commands quickly.
Physical and verbal aggression triggers emotional trauma, injury, or pain in your pet while it is just not acceptable in puppy and dog training. This kind of training is abusive and widely regarded as inhumane. Such training may likely to be unsuccessful, as your dog develops fear and is most likely to stay confused defeating the purpose of training.
Humane training techniques, such as positive reinforcement, on the other hand, are a far more effective form of training your dog. These do not involve abusive or forced puppy and dog training ensuring better compliance by your pet. A friendly disposition wins over your pet ensuring his greater trust and loyalty.
Inhumane puppy and dog training leads to mistrust
Training that turns inhumane, forced, heartless, or atrocious always results in mistrust in your dog. A fearful dog may not be an obedient one. Puppies that are physically disciplined or verbally mistreated may well learn how to refrain from particular behaviors. However, they develop into unsocial and frightened dogs once they grow up. They often become suspicious of human beings because of their experience. They learn through bad experiences with their owner and develop a generalized image of people as violent, unpredictable, and not to be trusted.
Improper corrections are regarded as inhumane
In certain circumstances, your inappropriate way of correcting your dog during the training becomes inhumane in many respects. A very good example of inappropriate correction is shouting at your puppy a couple of hours after he has chewed your best shoes. In your puppy’s mind, this is simply an arbitrary act of wrath from you. He is unable to relate your reaction to his fault. It causes fear and shows him that you are not safe to be closest with.
You should stop your dog when he is chewing. Avoid reacting if he has already done the act of mischief.
Right way of correction is important
There are many humane and considerate methods that you can resort to correct your dog or puppy while training him. However, there are several things you should keep in mind while choosing to use correction during dog training.
- Some young dogs tend to be more sensitive than others. Avoid correction and punishment for these types of dogs to prevent behavioral issues from developing.
- You must correct your dog in a timely manner. Puppies have short attention spans and they will not understand why you are scolding them even after a few minutes of their mischief.
- Your way of correcting a pet should never result in fear, aggression, stress, and anxiety, or any type of psychological stress in your dog.