Any professional dog trainer will tell you that there is no such thing as an “untrainable” dog. The real reason for this is because all dogs had to learn their behavior patterns from somewhere. No dog is born knowing exactly how to sit, stay, or come when called. Nor is any dog born with an uncanny ability to ignore you and only you.
Because we know that all dog behavior is learned, we also know that if your dog is not well-behaved, then they simply have not learned the right stuff, yet.
No this does not mean anyone is a bad trainer. It just simply means your dog is not learning the stuff it needs to learn in order to be properly trained. Unfortunately many people do not realize that sometimes the deck is stacked against them when it comes to dog training.
So here are 7 common things that are working against you when you try to train your dog.