No is Not a Cue

dog training obedience training positive reinforcement Mar 12, 2023

I found this post on another dog trainer Olivia Mergl of Mannered Mutts Dog Training on Instagram. Below is her post text and image. 

This is also the Puppy Talk Podcast episode #68. Listen here
No is not a cue!! No is not a behavior, it’s not something your dog can perform.You might mean one thing like stop, come here, stand still, lie down, drop it, down but it’s likely very unclear to your dog what you want. Stop telling your dog no and start asking for a behavior they know instead, tell them exactly what is it you would like them to do. Set your dog up to succeed!!