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"My dog ​​doesn't listen to my commands."

If a dog does not listen to “down”, “sit”, “off” or “on foot”, this is not only very stressful in everyday life for humans and dogs, but also dangerous. Walking a dog that doesn't walk and doesn't come on call can become a real gauntlet. However, the reason a dog disobeys is not because the dog is simply an alpha dog who craves self-determination and freedom. As hard as it sounds: The fault for such disobedience lies in a lack of or wrong upbringing and thus solely in the owner. Regardless of whether you are a confident German Shepherd or a nervous terrier: All dogs are capable of learning commands. They are ready to obey their master - provided they trust him and his abilities. This means that you have to be convinced that you, the owner, have the situation under control at all times and that it is worthwhile for him to listen to you - be it because it saves his energy and is less stressful or because it is even a reward for him jumping around.

Gain Your Dog's Trust: One of the most common causes of disobedience is that your dog cannot rely on your commands and their consequences - for example, because the commands are unclear, because they are repeated over and over (without anything happening) or because they are contradictory. Dogs pay close attention to body language - if it does not match your command, it may be a reason for them not to hear. For example, if you say “sit down” but run up and down frantically and nervously yourself, your dog will hardly understand why he should sit down quietly now. Therefore, make sure that your dog can trust the correctness of your commands. Your commands must always be clear and unambiguous, they must suit your posture and should come at the right time. Dogs understand commands as well as praise and blame only if they are directly related to actions. Punishing a dog hours later for doing his business on the carpet is no more useful than explaining to him on the way to the supermarket that he will have to wait for you later when you are there.