Are You Scaring Your Dog?

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Are You Scaring Your Dog? - Quiz

Some of the things we dog scare our dog. Take this quiz to find out how you may be scaring your dog.


You May Get

Not scarey

You are not scaring your dog.  Keep up the good work!

You may be scaring your dog.

Learn more about positive training and canine body language.  This can help you become less scarey to your dog.

You are scaring your dog.

Traditional training and old science has been quite good at teaching us how to scare our dogs.  But things can change.  You can become less scarey and improve the relationship with your dog.  There is still time.  Hire a trainer who doesn't use fear or corecison in their training and watch how it can bring out the best in you and your dog.
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you roll your dog or grab your dog's scruff of the neck?
    • A. 

      Yes, often.

    • B. 

      Yes, sometimes

    • C. 

      No. Never!

  • 2. 
    Do you yell at your dog when they are bad?
    • A. 

      Yes. All the time. How will he learn otherwise?

    • B. 

      Sometimes but I try not too.

    • C. 

      No or very rarely.

  • 3. 
    Do you give leash corrections to your dog (popping the leash)?
    • A. 

      Yes on a prong collar.

    • B. 

      Yes on a choke chain.

    • C. 

      Yes, on a flat collar or harness.

    • D. 

      No.

  • 4. 
    Do you corner and pick up your dog?
    • A. 

      No. He's too big.

    • B. 

      Yes. All the time.

    • C. 

      Yes but only when it absolutely necessary.

    • D. 

      No. I respect my dog's personal space and have taught my dog other skills for the emergency situations.

  • 5. 
    Do you jab at your dog with your hand to get them to pay attention to you?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Do you stare directly into your dogs eyes or face as a warning that they are getting out of hand?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Sometimes.

    • C. 

      No.

  • 7. 
    Do you reward your dog with treat or play if they are being good?
    • A. 

      Yes, five times or more a day.

    • B. 

      Sometimes.

    • C. 

      No

  • 8. 
    I like to keep my dogs leash tight so I have control.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    If your dog tries to move away from you or a situation, do you force them back to it.
    • A. 

      Yes. I know what is right for the dog,

    • B. 

      Sometimes.

    • C. 

      No.

  • 10. 
    If you hug your dog and your dog moves away, do you bring him back to you or do you let him move away.
    • A. 

      Bring him back to me. I love that puppy!

    • B. 

      I allow him to move away. Not everyone enjoys physical contact.

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