At some point your dog may start to display behaviors that you may not like. Some dogs are born more “pushy” than others. Some have learned that these behaviors get them attention. Whatever the reason may be, this exercise will help most dogs perform these behaviors less often.
Changing some of your everyday interaction with your dog and making him “Work For It” will help these behaviors become less frequent. In addition, it will also help you get the upper hand and develop the necessary leadership skills to have a happy, healthy relationship with your dog.
“Work For It”
Many breeds of dogs were originally bred to have a job of some kind, from herding sheep to controlling rodent populations. So they are built to learn and work. When they are not given a job they will often create their own. So follow these steps and give them a job you would like them to do.
*Make sure that your dog fully understands his commands before you start using them in this exercise*
Dogs that are fearful and unsure will also benefit from this exercise. Knowing what is expected of them will give them confidence.
If your dog becomes aggressive at any time, you should seek help from a professional.