Posts Tagged ‘self control’

How to Teach Your Dog Self-Control Around Food: VIDEO February 23, 2015 Comments Off

In my last blog post about self-control versus imposed control for dogs, I explained that I do not teach “leave it” to my dogs. Instead, I train my dogs to wait for permission to take food, objects, or anything else they want. Here is a quick video demonstration of how I train dogs to have […]

Leave It! – Or Don’t? Self Control vs. Imposed Control for Dogs February 9, 2015 1 Comment

“No!” “Leave it!” “Off!” These are three cues that are more familiar to most dogs than “sit”, “come”, and “good dog.” Surprisingly, they often work against dog owners and serve to reinforce the very behaviors the owners are trying to punish. A scenario: At the pet store, a bag of dog kibble has torn open and spilled […]

Does Your Dog Have Self Control? (Plus: A Secret!) October 1, 2012 2 Comments

For the last six weeks I have blogged about the topic of self control at Dog Savvy, my WickedLocal community blog. These blog posts and accompanying videos discuss jumping on people, climbing on furniture, and stealing food. Here’s the full list: Self control vs. imposed control for dogs: “Leave It”: ““No!” “Leave it!” “Off!” These […]