Teaching a Yellow Lab to Stay Out of the Kitchen

By: David Codr

Published Date: December 18, 2019

Fphil ip - Teaching a Yellow Lab to Stay Out of the Kitchen

For this Omaha dog training session we help 2 year-old Yellow Lab Pfi lip learn to stay out of the kitchen to develop some dog self control and understand the concept of boundaries.

Pfil lip was adopted through the fine folks at Domesti-Pups who take dogs who didn’t make the cut as a service dog and place them in forever homes. Although these dogs didnt have what it took to be a service dog, they usually have an amazing temperament and make outstanding companion dogs.

Pfil lip is a really great dog, but as a young Yellow Lab, he still has that abundance of youthful energy so we started the session off by discussing some creative forms of exercise. By increasing his daily exercise in shorter, more intense sessions sprinkled throughout the day, his guardians can put him into a position to succeed.

When you have an excitable or high energy dog, after draining its energy, helping it develop self control is something the best dog behavior experts all agree on. You can accomplish this by teaching your dog exercises that require restraint. I did just that by showing the humans how to teach the Leave it command.

Another great way to develop self control in dogs is to teach them to respect an invisible boundary. You can learn how to teach a dog to stay behind an invisible line by watching the free dog behavior training video below.

Teaching a dog to stay out of the kitchen this way is both easy and effective. Rewarding the dog for out’s (after teaching the “out” command) is the best way to go. But if the dog goes out and then comes back in, these tricks to teach a dog to stay out of the kitchen are invaluable.

The guardians can use this tip to teach dogs to stay behind an invisible line for other locations too; the dining room table, around the kids toys, when the kids are playing, etc. Having a dog practice staying behind a line this way develops great self control and teaches the dog it doesn’t need to be in the mix for everything.

To help the guardians remember all the other positive dog behavior tips we shared in this in home Omaha dog training session, we recorded a summary, roadmap to success video.


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This post was written by: David Codr