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.
[…] When applied to house training your puppy or even an older dog, drawing very clear distinctions is important. We know that peeing and pooping are necessary vital functions and to reprimand a dog for doing that is simply inhumane. The old fashioned ways are simply unacceptable. In addition to being unnecessarily cruel they also can produce fallout behaviors. Read More > […]Pingback by House training tips for your dog | Lifestyle Okanagan Blog on August 11, 2017 at 4:41 pm