http://ferndogtraining.com If you have one of those dogs that is always looking for the slightest crack in the front door to make his getaway this video will help you.
Running out the door is not only embarrassing but dangerous. I know of too many dogs that have been hit by cars after they bolted out the front door. It’s not worth the risk to your dog to allow him to do this.
The good news is that teaching your dog manners around the front door is not that hard. Yes, it will take some time and training but it’s actually pretty easy to do and well worth the effort.
The first thing you want to do is make sure your dog has a calm association to the door and that starts with the leash. If your pooch gets super excited when you go for your walk, you’re rewarding and reinforcing an unstable, excited state of mind at the door that will transfer to all encounters at the door.
Don’t put the leash on until you dog is calm and then don’t open the door until he’s calm again. This may take time at first but soon he will realize that he never goes out until he’s calm and then will take the shortcut there to get to his reward quicker.
Once your dog is leashed up, move to open the door. If he moves forward, close the door and move in front of your dog blocking his access. Move into his space and force him back a step or two. Once he’s in a neutral body orientation (not leaning forward) move to open the door again. If he moves forward again, repeat this process.
Keep doing it until you can open the door, your dog has and open path outside but chooses not to take it. Then get some quick eye contact and invite your dog outside.
Doing this every time you go out will reward a calm state of mind and doorway will then be controlled by you, meaning your dog will look to you before he goes outside.
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