Change Your Thinking

REWARD THE BEHAVIORS YOU WANT TO TEACH, instead of punishing the behaviors you want to stop. For example, if your dog jumps up on you to greet you and you would prefer he keep ‘four on the floor’, find a way to reward your dog while he is “grounded” and BEFORE he jumps up on you. For very exuberant dogs, you may need to teach your dog to sit while he greets you.

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Sasha and I (probably myself even more) have learned so much. While we already had formed a bond when beginning the class, I think it has really solidified our bond. I would definitely recommend for anyone adopting a pet. Behavioral issues or not, it is a super bonding experience!

~ Denise from Gorham

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