Features December 2014 Issue

The Right Tool at the Right Time

Of course, every dog ought to learn to sit calmly inside the door when visitors arrive, but before they do, use a management tool! A baby gate or exercise pen can be placed a few feet inside the doorway to prevent them from jumping on guests – or bolting out the door!

The Right Tool at the Right Time

Not every canine behavior needs to be changed through training; sometimes, simple managment is more effective.

Few dogs behave in ways that please us all day every day – especially puppies, adolescent dogs, or newly adopted adult dogs who have little experience living closely with humans. “Training” is what we usually call our formal efforts to teach dogs how to behave in ways that please us more – and most frequently, dog owners use that term to describe what is needed to prevent their dogs from causing chaos in or destruction…

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