Message Us

What Not to Do While Dog Training!

By JennaDrady. | Dog Training

You have probably seen over a thousand articles on dog training. Everything from "How To's" to "5 tips on..." and you get the idea.

  Dog Training Tips : The Worst Dog Training Advise You Can Get I am in several different pet related Facebook groups in which I both take part in on a daily basis, as well as admin a few of them. In doing so, I often see some of the silliest advice when it comes to dog training. Not even just silly advice, but some of the worst advice I have ever heard. So today, rather than give you advice on training, I thought it could be interesting to share some 'what not to do's' when it comes to dog training.

Q - My puppy bites my hands a lot, what can I do to stop that?

A - Bite him back - show him how it feels. A - Grab him by the neck and slam him to the floor to show him who's boss. A - Slap him on his nose.

Q - My dog won't stop peeing on the floor, what do I do?

A - Go over to the spot he peed, and pee over top of it to show him this is your territory. (really?) A - Rub his nose in his pee, yell at him and throw him in a crate or outside. (cruel much?)

Q - I am going to re-home my dog, I don't think it's fair to him that I don't have the time to spend training him.

A - You are a horrible person for re homing a dog, you're lazy and you need to keep trying!

Q - I need some tips on using a head harness for my dog to help with leash pulling

A - That is sheer laziness. Try training your husky instead of taking the easy/lazy way.

Q - My dog jumps up a lot, help!

A - When they jump, grab them by the neck and slam them to the floor to show you're pack leader.

Q - My dog pulls on the leash, what can I do?

A - Use a shock collar.

My thoughts on these?

First and foremost - no matter how silly the question might seem, when someone is asking for help, that means they are reaching out, trying to do what they can to better the situation with their dog. SO why not give helpful advice, even if you think the answer to the question should be obvious. Note: The questions and answers I posted above are very real, and from very real people.

What is some of the silliest, or outrageous training advice you have gotten? Share with us in the comments!

  Dog Training Tips and Dog Seat Covers: Cargo, Dog Bed Liner, Bed Cover: 30% Off Premium Seat Covers
jenna drady headshotJenna Drady Jenna Drady is the author and creator of She is a mother of two beautiful daughters and 3 Siberian Huskies. Being a husky mom for a long duration of her life, Jenna was inspired to begin writing about them. In doing so, she began doing massive research on dog behavior, and all things dog in general. Jenna is inspired every day by her family, and loves to bring her readers valuable information as well as a little humor too! Jenna has created her own business partnered with her lovely mother while blogging called Pawz N Clawz Jewelry N Things. They currently sell handmade jewelry with added pet charms, as well as a few dog toys too! As an animal rights activist, and huge believer in helping pets who have been stuck in shelters, they donate a portion of their sales to local shelters throughout Canada.


Signup/Login to post a reply


Reviews From 4Knines Customers VIEW MORE »

The best evaluations of our products come from the people who’ve bought them.

Puppy misadventure

My 8 month old lab puppy ate something and it required a trip to the vet. They administered peroxide to induce vomiting. He seemed unaffected by the entire experience and after waiting 45 minutes with no results, we were sent home. Naturally, he threw up in the car on the way home. I had recently bought the split rear seat cover. It saved the back seat of my car and cleaned up beautifully. I can only imagine how the cloth seat would have absorbed the odor and stain without the protection of the seat cover. Buying your seat cover was the smartest decision I've made. Love the hammock option.

Christine Cooley

XL rear seat hammock cover

I own a 2015 Toyota Tundra CrewMax. I was concerned that the XL seat cover wouldn't be big enough for our pups. However, after installing it easily, our pups took to it immediately! Ellie loved the hammock part that comes off the seat a little and slept in it on one of our most recent road trips.

JP Nelson

Perfect Fit!

We had fallen back to just putting a sheet over our seats as our Bernese Mountain Dog and our cars never found a perfect match with any of the seat covers we tried until this front seat cover. We immediately put in an order for the backseat cover from 4Knines to give our BMD more room.

Erin Allen

Service dog approved

It works awsom n my dog Mr Malachi S.D loves it n 4 me bn disabled it's so easier to keep my seat clean know thank u awsome product..

Dave Clark

Perfect seat cover- just what I was looking for

I ordered the Split Rear Back Seat Cover - Grey Regular Fitted - Non Hammock option for my 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck. It fits perfectly in the front seat. Easy to take off and on and looks beautiful.

Miriam Hudgins

Great product awesome customer service

Well made look forward to many years of use. Door protectors do there job. Thanks

Danny Medinas

Geeat fit, great product, great service

Got these much faster than other products I have ordered online. The fit is wonderful, even in my little Corolla, and the installation was really easy. Hair does NOT stick to these covers.I love them!


Customer Service

I ordered a dog cover for my rear seat. When I placed it, one of the straps was not holding tight so I sent an email to the company that day. I received an immediate response and an immediate replacement. I was so impressed! I love the no hammock cover. It's perfect!

Sylvia Morrison

For all general inquiries, please call or email us
Phone: 888.602.2509

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Nothing but the best for your best friend!
© 4Knines. 2017. All rights reserved | Terms | Privacy

Message Us