No matter how good or bad your dog behaves you’ll probably need to manage your dog’s behavior at some point in time. Some may require continued management for best dog behavior.
So what does this mean? It means paying attention to your dog’s bad behaviors, pulling on the leash, counter surfing, raiding the garbage, getting on the couch or peeing on the floor. If your dog does anything you don’t approve of you need to manage his behavior.
One very easy way to manage a dog’s behavior is to never let him out of site in your house. It may seem silly, but keeping your dog on a leash, inside your house can prevent him from sneaking into your closet to chew up your new shoes, or peeing on your bed.
The crate is also a great place to put your dog for part of the day if he is causing trouble or can not be watched carefully. Do you leave food on the counter in the kitchen when yo know your dog had a propensity to counter surf? Well don’t do that. Keep your dog out of the kitchen unattended or put him outside or in his crate during meal prep time.
You need to manage your dog’s behavior and where-abouts to control the outcome in your home. Don’t be afraid to use a leash on your dog inside your house is warranted. Your dog will learn that it is pointless to misbehave is he is never rewarded by allowing a bad behavior to continue.
A dog pulling on a leash is another bad dog behavior that should never be tolerated. Learn how one dog trainer uses two commands and an inexpensive training device to teach a dog to stop pulling on the leash.