Some dogs lose their minds when they see their favorite toy. 🤪They start jumping, pulling on their human’s clothes, barking – anything to get that toy! And as fun as it is, this behavior tends to bring dog parents much discomfort.

❓So, how to train your dog to control their emotions when they see their most favorite toys?

Teach your dog one rule: 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐲, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐦. Behave – and you will get what you want.
Your pet can sit, stand with all 4 paws pressed to the floor or offer you any other behavior of impulse-control. And as soon as this happens, give him/her the toy.

Let your dog play a little, then exchange the toy for a treat and repeat the exercise.

Slowly, you can increase the time of impulse-control intervals, as well as make the situation more difficult: wave the toy around, drop it, run away with it and so on.
But remember: complicate the task very slowly! Go one step at a time in order to not provoke your furry companion to make mistakes.

Also, don’t forget that such exercises are not at all simple for easily excitable dogs. Make sure you take your dog’s individual qualities and temper in consideration when you are planning a training session. That said, it is especially important for easily excitable dogs to know how to exercise impulse-control!

It’s a crucial skill for all dogs in general. Both puppies and adult dogs should be taught self-control. 🐶

We have video lessons on impulse-control on our #everydoggy app as well! Find the link in the profile bio 🔺 and start training your dog using humane and positive reinforcement methods today!