Why Won't My Dog Listen to Me?
People call us all the time and ask, Why won't my dog listen to me? There are only three reasons why your dog won’t listen to you. The first is that they don’t know what is expected of them. This often happens when a training program makes sense to the human, but not to the dog.
The second reason is when your dog is over threshold. This means that they are too excited to listen in that moment. When this happens, you need to create a training program to calm your dog down in that moment before you can expect them to listen to their obedience commands.
The third potential reason is that your dog simply doesn’t care. This is the least common reason, but it does occur. One challenge we often face is that clients think their dog is being stubborn or willful, but the issue is actually reason number one or two.
Please take the time to figure out why your dog isn’t listening and then you can create a plan to fix the issue. We train thousands of dogs per year and would love the chance to help you and your dog! Our Dog Boot Camp and our In-Home dog training programs are highly customized and designed to give you and your dog the best life possible. We focus on obedience commands, leash walking, off leash training, in-home behaviors, socializing, and many other training goals.