Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:03:26 GMT
Many people start out with personal protection before they engage in the sport of Schutzhund and many of those handlers are extremely green and know very little about dog behavior. I see many first time owners that are frustrated or angry when a dog is not getting a behavior, and consequently the dog receives the brunt for the lack of communication. Make sure to put your dog up if you're getting too frustrated with your training that session and go think about what you as a handler could have done differently in that situation.
Most good handlers do not lose their tempers when training. They do not take it personal and they will make quick, appropriate corrections without being frustrated or angry. This comes usually (hopefully) with experience.