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Manners: Impulse control

Manners: Impulse control

Puppy manners is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot.

Just because you have taught your puppy “sit” does not mean that you will have a well behaved dog. However if you to teach your puppy to “sit” until I tell you to do something else, then you are teaching something much more valuable.

I teaches your puppy that whatever you suggest the puppy do next is a rewarded activity and it also teaches your puppy to wait for your next suggestion for his activity.

Those are the underpinnings for teaching impulse control and make it easier for the dog to resist “temptations”. The rewards for resisting are higher than giving in.

 

  1. How adorable! Such manners for Nono and Sia. Very creative on the adults end.

    Comment by karen on June 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm
  2. That is totally hilarious! Great job and really fun to watch!

    Comment by Fran on June 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm
  3. Actually my friend and website designer Kendra Dixson was the person who sent me the video. So 99% of the credit goes to her!

    Comment by Elisabeth on June 11, 2011 at 7:55 am
  4. Hee hee, well a good friend of mine forwarded it to me so the list goes on. I think it is so cute and I’m amazed at how well the dogs are behaved, although you do see a little help from the human hands so they don’t dive their noses into their dish. lol

    Comment by Kendra Dixson on June 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm
  5. yes the dogs are great! I also liked HOW they helped the dogs by pretending it was a human “putting your chin in your hands” gesture. It is most entertaining.

    Comment by Elisabeth Weiss on June 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm