If you haven’t taught your dog impulse control…GET. ON. IT.
Impulse control is one of the most important things you can cover with your dog. It teaches them to wait for permission before doing things like eat, go through a door, jump up on the bed, etc… this will save your shoulder socket from being dislocated, your carpet from being soiled constantly, save your friends from being charged as they enter your home, and give you a chance to hunker down in bed and rearrange the covers before you have a giant lump of a dog leaping on top of you.
Besides preventing chaos in your daily life, practicing impulse control is a great mental exercise for your dog, and helps them learn to pay attention to you for their next command.
I’ve discovered that it’s much easier to train a 10lb puppy to sit and wait, than a 60lb tank! It usually takes me about thirty seconds just cover the sit portion of these exercises with the Spotasaurus.
Spot is learning very quickly that he won’t get anything he wants until he is sitting and paying attention. He is very intelligent, and has been a most excellent house dog. He has very few issues, and is such a sweet heart! I cannot wait for someone to adopt him, and be surprised at how a giant farm dog can bring so much fun to their life. Please stop by this Saturday if you are at all interested in adopting a dog. Even if Spot is not for you, we have several dogs of all shape, size, and temperament.
MEET SPOT IN PERSON!! Come visit us: Saturday, 11am-3pm at Petco on 6th Avenue in Tacoma