Training Two Dogs to Stay Out of the Kitchen

By: Sam Kanouse

Published Date: April 25, 2018

In this Omaha dog training session we worked with Nutmeg a three-year-old Boxer mix and Bullett a one-year-old Belgian Malinois who needed to be trained to stay out of the kitchen when food was being prepared.

After chatting with Nutmeg and Bullett’s guardian I learned that the two dogs already had some rules and training in place but I suggested a few additional rules to help both of the dogs look to her as their guardian. When dogs look to their guardian for leadership it can alleviate some responsibility for the dog helping them have calmer energy. These were a few simple training tips like having the dogs sit before going through doorways and being invited onto the furniture instead of jumping onto the furniture automatically. I also gave training tips on setting invisible boundaries to keep the dogs out of the kitchen, which you can watch below.

By training the dogs to stay out of the kitchen while food is being prepared the dogs will be calmer and safer. The dogs won’t be able to pick up dropped food or any other items that could be dangerous for them. This also reinforces their guardian into the leadership position and keeps them from being underfoot.

By the end of the training session both dogs were looking to their guardian for leadership and respecting the invisible boundaries that we had set. To keep up with this good behavior the guardian will want to use the Escalating Consequences to disagree with them and use our Petting with a Purpose technique to reward them for good behavior. We wrapped up this dog behavior session with Nutmeg and Bullett’s Roadmap to Success video, which you can watch below.

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