Dogs 101: Management allows your dog to be right.


Management allows your dog to be right. Management includes things like crating your dog to prevent destructive behavior; using a baby gate to separate your dog from visiting children; putting your shoes away, so they can’t be chewed; or attaching your puppy to yourself, so you’ll be able to get him outside before he has an accident in the house.  Too often, management is ignored. The dog is then blamed for misbehaving, and sometimes even given up to the shelter, when the dog “owner” could have prevented the problem in the first place.  Please don’t ignore this important tool!

Next up: Dogs repeat behaviors that get them what they want.