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Furry Impulses

Dogs lacking impulse control might display excessive mouthing and jumping, constant movement, an inability to settle down, snatching items and running away, or bolting out the door. These annoying behaviors usually begin in puppyhood. Just as a lack of impulse control in children can presage poor outcomes later in life, a lack of impulse control […]

“How Do I Get My Dog to Stop (fill in the blank)?”

We know that all animals repeat behaviors that are reinforced. So, reinforcing only the behaviors we want our dogs to repeat, and removing any reinforcer for those we don’t want them to repeat, is the answer. This simple answer probably makes your eyes glaze over, so let’s examine this conundrum. You don’t want your dog […]