YNP #016: Stop Behaviors Before They Start! How Thinking Ahead Can Make Training Easier.
Published November 9, 2017
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    “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” - Benjamin FranklinThe best way to stop your dog from jumping up on people is not to allow him from to do it from day one.The best way to stop your dog from sleeping on the bed with you is to teach him to sleep in his own bed from day one.I know, it sounds so simple. When your dog is a puppy it’s easy to let him jump because at that point it’s cute, not annoying. And right now he doesn’t take up that much room in the bed.It is so easy to let certain behaviors happen when they are small and cute but we end up having to fix bad habits laterIn this Episode, I talk about using preventive training and house rules to think ahead and make training easier.Biggest takeawayAsk yourself and your family the following questions and start enforcing the house rules from day one.Will this behavior be appropriate in the future?Will this behavior be appropriate when our puppy is full grown?Will this behavior be appropriate with small children, grandma, guests, etc?It can be tough to enforce these rules when all you want to do is play and snuggle and give your puppy whatever they want, but I promise you, your family AND your puppy will thank you for it.Resources Mentioned in the EpisodeEpisode #008: When your Dog Jumps: How to Prevent and Correct Jumping up on PeoplePhoto by Tim Trad on Unsplash
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