Features June 2014 Issue

Help Your Dog Learn Self Control

“Hell-o! Sitting nicely here!” People often fail to notice it when their usually active pups finally calm down, so the behavior never gets rewarded or reinforced.

Help Your Dog Learn Self Control

Even in the face of excitement!

We’ve all seen dogs who exude impulse control – the ones who are calm in the face of excitement, and patient when it comes to getting what they want. Of course, we’ve all seen those dogs who are lacking impulse control, too – dogs who can’t seem to handle excitement and become overexcited, pushy, or reactive. Sometimes that lack of impulse control results in problem behaviors such as chasing cars, barking for balls, and jumping to say hi. Can dogs who are lacking impulse control learn this important life skill? Absolutely!

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