25 Jul Door Manners – Clicker training
This is a great video outlining the steps to improve your dog’s door manners. I have to admit my dogs are weak in this department. If the doorbell would ring right now…there would be chaos. Because we have a side door entrance we don’t get a lot of unplanned visitors. But the other day street pavers knocked on my door to ask me to move my car. It was early in the morning and I wasn’t thrilled with the mayhem that followed. Delilah needs the most work. She definitely has doorbell anxiety and a piercing bark that goes well with surprise visits. The good news is we are partway there -I have done a lot of work teaching her to go to her crate from a distance. Now I need to work on pairing the sound (doorbell) with the action of going to her crate. The best part is that with the Manners Minder, she can be rewarded right in her crate without me having to walk over there.