Dogs with good impulse control are extremely pleasant. In order to achieve good impulse control, you need to teach your dog to think before it acts. This is something you can work on with your furry buddies throughout their lives that will improve their happiness and strengthen your bond.
Impulse control can be taught over time if you keep working on good obedience skills. Make a habit of asking your dog to rein itself in before rewarding. Try things like asking it to sit, asking it to focus, touch, and down. Once you’ve achieved consistent obedience, here are four fun things you can do to develop impulse control over time:
Getting your dogs to be calm is the key. Don’t give your dogs affection unless they're calm and over time you’ll have a very well behaved dog that’s calm and happy!
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