Teaching a Dog to Stay Outside of the Kitchen

By: David Codr

Published Date: March 23, 2019

For this Malvern Iowa dog training session we taught 5 year-old Wire Fox Terrier May to stay outside the kitchen when her guardians are cooking food.

May was very excited when I first arrived for the session so we discussed some creative ways to exercise May as well as how to determine how much exercise she needed every day. I also suggested the guardians set up a long term confinement area instead of the kennel as she was crated for longer than 4 hours a day during the week which can cause problems for most dogs.

The first step of teaching a dog to stay behind a boundary is to establish the command word, then setting up a situation where the human can help the dog practice staying behind the boundary on its own.

After coming up with the command words I was ready to show the guardians how to train a dog to stay outside of the kitchen. You can gets some free tips on how to teach a dog to stay behind an invisible line in the free dog training video below.

May was a bit of a challenge at first, but this wasn’t unexpected, she is a Terrier after all. Any professional dog trainer will tell you that Terriers are about as determined as it gets.

With enough practice, May will start to stay outside of the kitchen on her own, without any prompting or correcting. I suggested the humans create situations that allow them to practice this positive dog training technique a few times a day for a week or two.

To help the guardians remember all the other dog behavior tips I shared in this in home dog training session, we filmed a roadmap to success video that you can check out below.

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