Features September 2017 Issue

Put A Stop to Door-Darting Dogs

Is this you and your dogs? Time to employ some training, or at the very least, a management strategy that will prevent your dog from rewarding himself with a little footrace around the neighborhood.

Put A Stop to Door-Darting Dogs

Does your dog ever dash out a door ahead of you, or sneak out behind anyone who isnít paying attention at the door? Hereís how to deny a dedicated door-darter.

Door darting is an impulse-control problem. Itís also incredibly self-rewarding. Remedying the issue requires teaching the dog to exhibit self-control around an open door, while employing diligent management to prevent the rehearsal of unwanted behavior. The following tips can help.

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