Dog Training & Behavior

Positive dog training techniques. From puppy training concepts like crate training, sit and walking on a leash to fixing bad habits like barking at the doorbell, jumping up and chewing. Dog tricks, sports, games and agility training too.

Training Your Dog to 'Wait' and 'Stay'

Training Your Dog to 'Wait' and 'Stay'

You can differentiate between "stay" and "wait" in your dog training efforts - there are some real benefits to doing so! Easily teach your dog these highly valuable impulse-control exercises with these positive training techniques!

When the use of aversives was the norm in dog training, we simply punished our canine companions harshly enough that they were afraid to do these unwanted behaviors. With the advent of positive-based training, its emphasis on relationship, and our appreciation for getting our dogs to do stuff, today’s more enlightened humans use a kinder, gentler approach to teach impulse control. We teach dogs that if they choose to control their own impulses, good things will happen!

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