Why is my dog so dumb?

If your dog seems to be stupid, you may be wondering why and what you can do about it. This post shows why it could be stupid and what can be done to make it smarter. So why is my dog stupid? The conceivable reason is that it is not a less intelligent breed, it was not sociable as a puppy, you may have not trained it or trained wrong or strengthened the behavior negatively. There are a few things you can consider when trying to understand why your dog is stupid. The better idea of why this is going to be, the easier it is to be smarter.

Why Your Dog Is Stupid

Each of the different reasons your dog is stupid probably comes with a number of clues. The following describes why this is the case and more likely.


There are a few things that dogs do naturally, but eating dirt seems silly to us. But there is often a reason they do it. For example, many experts think that dogs sometimes eat dirt because they can contain the nutrients they need. If your dog seems to be doing certain things that are stupid, you might be able to find explanations online that are more likely to have done it in the past. Also, your dog may not be a very intelligent breed. In that case, you need to start the basics and do more training to follow the command.

It wasn’t very sociable as a puppy.

If your dog didn’t socialize as a puppy, it may not have learned how it is supposed to interact with people or other dogs. This will help you provide a lot of training and be as sociable as possible.

you’re not training it

The reason it is stupid is that it may not have been given any training. If you don’t train your dog, it doesn’t know how it should act. This will help you start training from basic starting as you sit and stay.

you trained it the wrong way

If you train it, it might be if your training method was wrong. Personally, I recommend using a positive strengthening training method that rewards you when you do the right thing or show signs of doing the right thing.

Not training in more than one place

Sometimes dogs struggle to follow commands when they are in a new environment. This is because there are a lot of things going on that are often distracting around it. When training your dog, it will help you build to train it in a more distracting environment, starting by training it somewhere without many distractions.

it needs more exercise

Dogs generally require a lot of exercise every day. If your dog doesn’t get the recommended amount for that breed, it will help you make sure you do. Lack of exercise can make you hyperactivity and you may be struggling to keep focusing.

you’ve been negatively reinforcing the behavior

You may also be rewarded for being careless lye. This would be more likely if you tend to give what it wants when it does stupid things. Instead, it will help you to train it to do something stupid when you do something rewarding and act the way you want and avoid rewarding when it’s stupid.

Things to consider

The following mentions some particularly useful things to consider when trying to understand why your dog is stupid. Once you have a better understanding of the cause, it is easier to take the appropriate action.

think how stupid it is

It helps to think how it is stupid. For example, it is common for a dog to bark at something that does not move. On the other hand, if it is stupid not to obey your orders, you are more likely to need to train more.

If you suddenly get dumb

If your dog suddenly starts to be stupid, it will help you think about what else happened around the same time it started to become stupid. If you can’t understand why it was stupid, it will help you take it to the vet.

How old is your dog?

The age of your dog is also something to consider. If it is still a puppy, it will not learn how it means to behave and it will naturally be more curious about things. Adults, on the other hand, are more likely to be under-trained, negatively strengthened, or more likely to need to train in more environments.

How to Make Your Dog Less Dumb

There are a lot of things you can do about your dog being stupid. The best option for your dog largely depends on what causes you to do it. Below, I’ll mention a number of things you can do about it.

Train with positive reinforcement training

A very popular training method used by dog trainers is positive strengthening training which is where you reward your dog for showing signs of behaving the way it should be or behaving the way it should. I am writing about using positive reinforcement training to train your dog to stay here. Watch the video below to learn more about positive reinforcement training.

Don’t reinforce bad behavior

It also helps you avoid negative strengthening training that accidentally rewards bad behavior. If you tend to give the dog what you want, if it is stupid, avoid doing so and help train it to behave the way you want.

Make sure you’re supplying it properly

It may be that there is something wrong with that diet that is causing it to behave differently. You can see here to see the food you should nuse and should not give your dog.

Make sure you’re exercising enough

As mentioned earlier, it is important to make sure that your dog is doing enough exercise. You can give your dog exercise by walking it or playing fetching or getting the dog walker to do it for you.

take it to the vet

If you can’t figure out why your dog is stupid, you can’t stop it or if you start it suddenly for no obvious reason, it will help you take it to the vet.

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