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Training tips with Jeff - the command "Sit"

In our last session we discussed how to prevent jumping. When teaching a dog to not do certain unwanted behaviors you will want to have a new behavior that you can redirect your dog to. A natural redirect would be to sit as that requires no movement which eliminates the ability to jump. As with any new behavior we want to start with a high value motivator. One of my favorite methods is to portion out the daily allotment of food. After portioning out your dogs meal use a portion of that to do your training with. This will keep your dog from over eating and also keep his prey drive up. A dog with a full tummy might not be as motivated. First you will want to have your dog under control with a

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