Teaching a Pair of Dogs to Stay out of the Kitchen to Develop Self Control

By: David Codr

Published Date: May 17, 2020

For this Omaha dog training session we work with a pair of Ausidors; 9 year-old Roscoe and his sibling Nala, teaching them to stay behind an invisible boundary outside the kitchen.

The primary reason I was called in was Roscoe’s behavior towards Nala, stealing her toys and trying to get between any human who was petting her. I made sure to explain that for dogs, the humans not disagreeing is almost the same thing as saying you like their behavior. So its important to disagree anytime Roscoe tries to take her things or gets some of the attention she is getting.

I also recommended the dogs get more exercise and at least some of it should be done separately. This takes away Roscoe’s ability to try to steal her things and prevents him from practicing this unwanted dog behavior.

When you have dogs who don’t listen, introducing rules and boundaries are an easy way to teach a dog to listen to its humans. I suggested a few rules that will come up often, like having to sit to ask to go out the door.

Another rule that can help dogs develop self control and improve their obedience is to make areas of the house, like the kitchen off limits when you are cooking. Training a dog to stay out of the kitchen isn’t hard, you can do it even if you aren’t a professional Ausidor dog trainer using the positive dog training trick I share in the video below.

Teaching a dog to stay out of the kitchen this way gives you an opportunity to demonstrate you ictilie like an authority figure a few times every day. It also helps the dog practice self restraint. That practice will carry over to the dog-dog interactions and should make it less likely that Roscoe tries to take Nala’s stuff. And if he tries, it gives his humans another opportunity to teach a dog to respect human’s personal space.

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

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