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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

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When we get a new puppy, we should never wait until unwanted behaviours such as jumping or overly excited behaviour has been learnt, before we then decide now that the dog is too big or out of control, we need to stop the behaviour. Its much easier and less stressful on a young dog if we set the rules from day one, at 8 weeks. Of course, it is much better to teach a dog appropriate behaviours before the pup learns the inappropriate behaviours. The main reason young dogs learn to be jumpers, is because we make too much of a fuss of them the moment we get home, or we let them out of their crate, or any time we have initial contact with with them. What happens due to classical conditioning, is we create triggers that switches the dogs brain in to an overly anxious or excitable state whenever...
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