6 Tips that Teach Your Puppy Self-Control
Updated: May 11
Place your hands on your puppy's shoulders, neck, and chest area applying slight pressure (like a weighted blanket) while talking calmly holding on to it briefly.
Hug your puppy in your arms for 5 seconds. The puppy might squirm. Release the hug when your puppy is calm.
Play "Red Light / Green Light" games outdoors. Have your body moving and then being still, such as running and stopping or tugging and releasing a toy.
Do not to touch your puppy if it is jumping, nipping, or bounc-ing. Respond with a calm voice, to your pups attempt to stop these actions itself.
Hold your pup's food dish up in your arms and wait for the pup to sit before placing its food dish down for eating.
Take the time to gently maneuver yourself in front of your puppy to go through doorways first.