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Repeating The Word "No!" Could Train Your Dog To Ignore You

Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Repeating “No!” could train your dog to ignore you!  Read to learn what to do instead.

When you need your dog to stop chewing your shoes or jumping on you, it’s natural to say “No!"  If he doesn’t stop, you may say "No! No! No!"  However, repeating it over and over may actually train your dog to ignore you. You are desensitizing your dog to the word “No” and to your voice.  So, what do we do to avoid this?

Megan Blake, The Pet Lifestyle Coach® has the simple answer!  As she's shared, first get their attention before giving any command.  Then, use actual vocabulary words that you train, like “Off," "Leave it," “Stop," and “Enough.”  Watch Megan Blake's video below to learn how to keep you and your dog off this disastrous path.  

What to Say Instead of "No!"

And join Megan on Zoom for her We Begin Now™ Dog Training Classes!  They’re every Sunday at 4:30ET and are Grrrreat, because you can ask Megan all of your questions, you can practice what you know and get tips, and you and your dog can learn new behaviors and tips! Email Megan directly at to get the login link. 

Have a wonderful week!  We Begin Now™!  :)

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The Pet Lifestyle Coach®, Megan Blake is a Greensboro Downtown Parks program partner. The work she does with us is critical to providing FREE pets programming to our park community. As we make our way through these unprecedented times, consider how you might support local Greensboro non-profits like us, as well as businesses like, artists, entrepreneurs, makers, and more. We'll continue to bring you free programming through our digital platforms and look forward to having you join us and Megan back in the parks soon!

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