Features July 2010 Issue

Using Your Dog's Bowl As a Training Tool

It’s valuable to practice the “food bowl wait” exercise daily. If he gets up or goes for the bowl, just lift it up.

Using Your Dog's Bowl As a Training Tool

How you feed your dog can impact his behavior in a profound way.

You may think feeding your dog is a simple matter of dumping food in his bowl and plopping it down on the floor in front of him. You may be wrong. Mealtime is fraught with significance for your dog, and loaded with opportunities for you to influence his health and his behavior. Failure to take advantage of these could actually contribute to the development and/or escalation of problems that might otherwise be averted. A few deliberate decisions and choices on your part can go far in creating harmony in your home.

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