|Our new puppy, Tucker, in his slicker which is still a bit too big for his 3.5 month-old body!|
Now that the weather is improving (hopefully) and Spring is around the corner, our dogs are feeling the shift in energy. Dogs want to share in your excitement to be out-of-doors.
Unfortunately, this can also cause them to feel over-excited, even anxious and unsure. So be calm when you approach the door. Rushing out in a frenzy teaches your dog to be anxious in the morning, and they might learn to "charge" or jump the door in an effort to “rush out” with you.
A good rule of thumb is to have them sit or lay down several feet from the door as everyone exits calmly.
As always, be the calm you want to see in your dog. They are masters of mimicking your habits!
A last note: Bo's book profits are going to a dog charity (we'll announce it as soon as I can finalize the agreement with the foundation we chose), so spread the word!