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35+ Dog Training Quotes: Inspirational & Educational Sayings
By Nicole Cosgrove
Congratulations on your new puppy! You are now the proud of owner of a wild and free canine whose ready to take over the world! Together, there’s no saying what the two of you can accomplish! However, with this great puppy power, comes great puppy responsibility – well, we think that’s how the saying goes at least. Preparing your new addition to become the wonderful and obedient companion you dream of will cost you a bit of patience and understanding, but we can assure you – they are happy to put in the work as long as you do!
You have come to the right place if you are looking for a little inspiration before starting down your dog training path. Choosing one (or all) of these to remind yourself how fun and exciting training can be.
Good luck fellow dog owners!
Inspirational Dog Training Quotes
The thought of the training process with a new puppy can seem daunting. The cure for the teaching blues is a quick fix with some inspirational sayings. A pawsitive attitude from you is all your pup needs to thrive!
Dog training is a never-ending process of evolving.Ivan Balabanov
It’s easier to steer than stop a dog.Chad Mackin
Prevent what you can not control and control what you teach.Duke Ferguson
Always challenge, never overwhelm.Chad Mackin
“Stubborn is a good thing. If they are doing the wrong thing they are stubborn. If they are doing the right thing they are ‘committed’ … just get them stubborn on the right thing.Chad Mackin
When it comes to training a dog, 5 minutes a day Monday through Friday is better than 30 minutes on Saturday.Martin Deeley
Always give your dog the benefit of the doubt.Martin Deeley
Just because a dog is not giving you the response you’re looking for, doesn’t mean he is a hard dog.Ivan Balabanov
Learning is not an event. Learning is a process.Unknown
It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.Dr. Suess
It takes as long as it takes.Unknown
The only hard and fast rule Is, there are no hard and fast rules.Captain Arthur Haggerty
Educational Dog Training Quotes
Take your pup to dog school by using these helpful tips during training! Keeping yourself informed is going to make the training journey much easier for you and your fur baby.
There is no point to practice when you are not ready to learn.Ivan Balabanov
Your dog is not being a problem, your dog is having a problem.Chad Mackin
Just because we can use pressure with a dog doesn’t mean we should rely on it.Pat Nolan
Most of what people call aggression in dogs is really just an inappropriate response to fear and uncertainty. The way to address the problem is taking away the fear of the unknown, by making it known.”Dick Russel
If you want the dog to stop fighting the leash, stop using the leash to fight the dog.Chad Mackin
Never be more invested in the success of the dog than the owner is.Marc Goldberg
Timing; the difference between making it better or making it worse.Ralf Weber
The Master has failed more times than the Beginner has ever tried. Stephen McCranie
If you don’t understand how something works, you can’t improve upon it.Ivan Balabanov
What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity.Chip Heath
Growling, snapping and snarling are efforts to avoid a conflict, not start one.Dick Russel
Good dog training is undramatic.Michael Ellis
Other Dog Training Quotes
Having the right mindset will be one of the most important tools you can keep in your training toolbelt. Get in the zone with these brilliant sayings.
Accumulation of information does not mean you actually know.Ivan Balabanov
Your dog is doing the best it can with the information you are providing.Unknown
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If the dog does not perform well, living a good life, being well-fed, and with social interactions, the training system is flawed.Ivan Balabanov
Effective training is a partnership between you and your dog based on trust, love, and science. Strengthen your bond so you can train force-free.Unknown
Your dog is a reflection of your ability as a dog trainer.Susan Garrett
Training often fails because people expect too much of the dog and not enough of themselves.Unknown
One of the quickest ways to get your dog not to trust you is to keep overriding your dog telling you he does not feel safe. Suzanne Clothier
It’s not only about dog training. It’s about people training too. Leila Grandemange
Remember practice builds confidence. Practice with your pet, behaviors you want to see more of in different environments and with different reinforcements. Unknown
An open mind and helpful hands can do much to change a dog’s future. Unknown
Before you ask your learner to do something, as yourself, “Why should he?”Unknown
We wish you the best of luck in training your canine companion. With the right mindset, information, inspiration, and some great quotes, we know you’ll have fido in tip-top shape in no time at all.
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