quotes about dog training

Building the right mindset before training your dog is very important. And when it seems daunting, you’ll need a source of motivation. Every dog training quote has a special meaning, and at different points, while training your dog, you’ll be able to relate to them.

Well-trained dogs make the best companions. And it will take some patience and understanding to train your new pet to be the best, obedient companion you want. The following quotes will remind you of how rewarding training your dog can be.

46 Quotes About Dog Training

Here are 46 quotes we’ve compiled to keep you motivated while training your dog:

  • People get a dog because they want a friend. People hire a dog trainer because they don’t want their friend to be an asshole.

 – Chad Mackin

  • Dog training is a never-ending process of evolving.

– Ivan Balabanov

  • When it comes to training a dog, 5 minutes a day, Monday through Friday, is better than 30 minutes on Saturday.

– Martin Deeley

  • Happiness is a warm puppy.

– Charles Schulz

  • I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.

– Doris Day

  • Understand, a poorly socialized but friendly dog can easily start a fight he’s not looking or prepared for. If I ran up to every stranger I met and tried to hug them, sooner or later, someone would punch me in the face.

– Chad Mackin

  • You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.

– Jill Abramson

  • A boring socialization is good socialization. It’s hours of boredom punctuated with moments of sheer terror.

 – Chad Mackin

  • If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.

 – Fran Lebowitz

  • Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.

 – W.R. Purche

  • Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love; they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog. It merely expands the heart.

 – Author Unknown

  • Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.

 – Gene Hill

  • Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?

– Gabrielle Zevin

  • It’s the person who likes to pat dogs to whom dogs come for pats.

– Arthur Gordon

  • There is no faith which has never yet been broken except that of a truly faithful dog.

– Konrad Lorenz

  • The best dog training method is the one the client will actually do.

– Sarah Dixon

  • Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways, you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, and a new way of experiencing attachment.

– Caroline Knapp

  • Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith, and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is, without a doubt, the best deal man has ever made.

 – Roger A. Caras

  • Training for compliance is not the same as training for motivation.

– Tecla Walton

  • The only people who care that you faded the lure are other dog trainers.

– Josh Moran

  • If you want the dog to stop fighting the leash, stop using the leash to fight the dog.

-Chad Mackin

  • Don’t make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they’ll treat you like dogs.

 -Martha Scott

  • What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around — that’s their job!

 -George Carlin

  • Dogs should be allowed as much liberty as they can responsibly handle. The greatest gift of training is that it increases the dog’s ability to handle liberty.

-Chad Mackin

  • If the leash wraps around you … move it.

 – Jay Jack

  • Great dog trainers have broad skills, not inflexible ideologies.

– Ralf Weber

  • Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.

-Orhan Pamuk

  • Always give your dog the benefit of the doubt.

-Martin Deeley

  • Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.

– Caroline Knapp

  • Be the most interesting human your dog has ever met.

 – Ralf Weber

  • Be firm in all you do. Be gentle in how you do it.

 – Chad Mackin

  • Don’t push dogs past their desire.

– Jay Jack

  • You’re not done training the dog until you can trust him at liberty.

– Chad Mackin

  • Large field socialization for dogs is like putting a troubled dog in a field full of motivational speakers.

 – Jason Vasconi

  • Train in the simplest and fastest way, with the dog wanting to do it.

– Ivan Balabanov

  • Never be more invested in the success of the dog than the owner is.

 – Marc Goldberg

  • In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.

 – Edward Hoagland

  • Your dog is doing the best it can with the information you are providing.

 – Unknown

  • Prevent what you cannot control and control what you teach.

-Duke Ferguson

  • Understanding your dog and knowing how to control him, develop his potential, and resolve behavior problems, emotional conflicts, and frustrations are no less essential than love and respect.

-Michael Fox

  • Always challenge, never overwhelm.

-Chad Mackin

  • The only hard and fast rule is there are no hard and fast rules.

 – Captain Arthur Haggerty

  • Dogs are most joyful when they get to do the things that fulfill them.

– Dick Russell

  • Just because we can use pressure with a dog doesn’t mean we should rely on it.

– Pat Nolan

  • Most of what people call aggression in dogs is really just an inappropriate response to fear and uncertainty. The way to address the problem is by taking away the fear of the unknown by making it known.

– Dick Russel 

  • It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become to each other because of them.

– John Grogan

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