How do I tell my dog no?

When it comes to dog training, having the right tone of voice is essential. Telling your dog ‘no’ in a firm but gentle manner will usually do the trick! But if you’re looking for something more creative and effective, there are plenty of fun ways to tell them no without sounding angry or frustrated.

For instance, try using an exaggerated gasp or hushed whisper – both can effectively get your dog’s attention and help them understand that they need to stop what they’re doing. Another technique is to use a “down-stay” command instead of saying “no” outright – this gives your dog an alternative behavior option that can help divert their attention away from whatever it was they were not supposed to be doing. With a little practice and patience, you’ll soon find that telling your dog “no” can be fun and effective at the same time!

Good luck! 🙂