Your Dog's Behavior: When to Manage, When to Train

Not all unwanted behavioral habits in dogs require training solutions; sometimes, managing the dog’s environment is the best way to stop bad behavior.

How do I stop my dog from stealing food? How do I get my dog to stop drinking toilet water? Why does my dog run off all the time? These are just a few of the countless things dogs do that make their guardians run to professional trainers for help. The reality of dog behavior modification is that often the solution to a dog's bad habit is not through training the dog, but through carefully managing every opportunity the dog has to practice unwanted behaviors.

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