Having impulse control (IC) is not always associated with dogs and certainly not with young puppies. Many dogs end up in rescue between 6 months to 2 years, during adolescence, because they lack IC and their owners simply cannot deal with the consequences of this lack of control. At Happy Urban Dog we start training for IC with our young puppies at 8-10 weeks of age.
IC exercises include: the stay (down stay and sit stay); walking nicely on a leash; going to mat/bed when asked and staying there; leaving anything (toy, bone, cat, another dog, food you dropped) when asked; giving you their attention when asked; having door manners (waiting to be invited out rather than rushing through open doorways); recalling immediately when asked; dropping objects when asked; and of course not jumping.
IC gives dogs structure and leads to well-mannered and balanced dogs that are a pleasure to live with.
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