Features November 2018 Issue

Five Steps to Stopping Unwanted Behavior

It may be instinctive to shout “No!” when your dog does something that you don’t like, but at best, this might interrupt him for a moment. It doesn’t do anything to teach him what you’d rather he do instead.

Five Steps to Stopping Unwanted Behavior

What to do, and what not to do, when your dog does things you don’t like.

Most of the time, when dogs do something we don’t want them to do (such as stealing our socks or jumping on our elderly aunt), the first thing out of our mouths is “NO!” We’ve all done it. But you may have had a dog trainer or two tell you not to use the word “no.” Why not? Shouldn’t you correct your dog if he makes a mistake?

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