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When telling your dog "No" falls on deaf ears

Have you noticed yourself incessantly telling or commanding your dog 'No!" and he/she fails to respond? The more you tell your dog no, the more your frustration builds and this also allows your dog's unwanted behavior to be reinforced. What to do instead? Rather than continue to "Bark!" at your dog, either go and physically remove your dog from what he/she is doing or give him/her a command that would result in your dog performing an alternate behavior. A great example would be "Leave It!", given you have developed this valuable command. By teaching your dog the Leave It command and reinforcing it with reward (especially high valued treats) you gain a valuable tool for your leadership belt which you can utilyze when needed. Try to become creative while removing yourself from the rhythmic banter of "No, NO, No.." and move to more positive ways of dealing with your dog. By physically removing him/her quickly,they don't "get away" with being "allowed" to continue (reinforcing). Likewise, giving an alternate behavior re-directs your dog's drive and reinforces adherance to command.
 

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