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Reward Alternative Behaviors

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If you’re attempting to eliminate an undesirable behavior, remember to reward your dog for engaging in some other behavior that is appropriate. For example, if you’re attempting to eliminate jumping up on your guests, reward your dog for sitting, which is both incompatible with jumping and is a more desirable greeting. Other examples are chewing on a Nylabone rather than the table leg (or you) or being quiet rather than barking. This concept is extremely important for all dogs, but especially puppies under five months of age when their lifetime personalities and habits are being formed.

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Author: Big Sky Dog Training

Professional Reward Based Dog Trainer for over 20 years. Teaching obedience and foundation dog training utilizing leadership skills with an understanding of animal behavior puppy development stages and genetics.

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