ASK THE DAWG TRAINER Q: My dog runs out of the door every chance he gets. I’m afraid he’ll run into the street and get hit by a car. Is there any way I can stop him from doing that? A: First of all, you MUST prevent this from happening at all costs. Whenever you open the door, make sure your dog is away from it and absolutely contained or confined from being able to get anywhere near it. Prevention is critical until he learns to hold himself back from running. Teach him to sit and wait whenever you open the door to take him for a walk or let him go out into the yard. Every. Single. Time. Reward him with a yummy food treat before you release him. If he is going into an unenclosed area, he must be on leash. Over time, he will learn to stop himself from moving forward when he gets to an opened door. HAVE A QUESTION YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE TRAINER? We welcome you to submit your question on our website: https://awesomedawgs.com/askthetrainer ... See MoreSee Less
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