Stop your dog from Growling? Don’t do it

Snarling dog

This is your dog’s warning sign

I first heard this from my dog Nikki’s trainer, Diane McWhinnie of Scholars in Collars Dog Training, and today just found a good post on this topic.  Your dog’s growl is a warning that he isn’t happy; if you teach him to suppress the growl, you run the risk that he will go straight to the second step, which is snapping or biting.  This is a VERY common mistake that owners make in training their dogs. Check out this informative blog on the US-based Paws Abilities Dog Training website Blog.



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