Great Training Tips to Stop Boredom for an Active Puppy!

By: Sam Kanouse

Published Date: November 21, 2018

Skadi - Great Training Tips to Stop Boredom for an Active Puppy!

We worked with this Husky puppy to help stop boredom and teach her new games to play with her owner using clicker training in this Omaha puppy training session.

After I arrived I sat down to chat with Skadi’s guardian about his main puppy behavior issues. I learned that she was having issues digging in the backyard. To help stop this behavior you want to catch her in the act and make some type of loud noise that will startle her. The key to this is to have her NOT associate this with YOU! This means that you should try to make some type of startling noise out of sight so she does’t associate it with you, otherwise she will only stop digging when you are around her. Since she is also an active puppy I wanted to give her guardian a fun way to get her mentally stimulated during the winter months by using clicker training:

As you can see in the video above, she had a hard time grasping the concept at first. This is common with breeds that really want to please their owners because they spend more time looking to their owner for direction instead of figuring out the game by themselves. However, with more practice this is a great way to reduce boredom for her, especially through the winter months.

By the end of the session Skadi was looking to her guardian for leadership and direction. As a Husky trainer I suggest that they keep using the Petting with a Purpose to keep up with this good behavior. We wrapped up this puppy behavior session with Skadi’s Roadmap to Success, which you can watch below.

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This post was written by: Sam Kanouse