DOOR MANNERS! They are important, for dogs of all sizes! Rushing…

DOOR MANNERS! They are important, for dogs of all sizes! Rushing through the front door is dangerous for a number of different reasons, especially if you live off a busy street, have big dogs that can knock someone over (like kids), have multiple dogs, have an excitable or easily aroused dog… the list goes on! I call this door manners procedure “Open Sesame Sit.” If the dogs are sitting, the door opens sesame, if the dogs get up, the door closes and no sesame. Going outside is contingent on good door manners and sitting patiently. Also, noticed that I require ALL dogs to be sitting, so if one gets up, we start from scratch. I love this video for a number of different reasons. Greta (the shepherd on the right) was smart and the fastest to sit. She has a habit of door dashing so I have been working with her a great deal on not doing that, so she is used to the door routine. But I don’t typically do this with all 3, so she’s not used to sitting for a long time. By contrast, the two dogs on the left are my dogs and I don’t always require them to sit before going outside, so they both look at me like, which time will this be? But once sitting, they are used to sitting and waiting for a release for very long periods, so they have no problem staying put. I really wanted to point this differences out because they are differences in each dog’s expectations and learning experience, NOT traits like pushiness, stubbornness, playing dumb, etc.
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