No training or wrong training?
I will be in another state for three days as the maid of honor in my best friend’s wedding this weekend. My puppy, who is 16 weeks old, will be staying with my mother and stepfather while I’m gone. They know nothing about dog behavior or training, so any training they do with him is not natural for them. They rely on me 100% to explain to them how to do something, and they usually forget it quickly after.
My question for you all:
Would it be better that I tell them flat out not to do ANY training with him, including not waiting at doorways, waiting patiently for his food, etc. because they always do it wrong (repeat commands, allow him to break before released, use the wrong words) or have them do these things with him but only 50% successfully?
In general, is the wrong training worse than no training at all? I tend to think so, but is three days really going to break him?
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