Derek’s Top Tips

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1. Always exercise before feeding
2. Do not reward bad behavior with affection
3. Remain calm and in control always
4. Use a harness for dogs that pull – they work!
5. Never use the dog’s name when reprimanding or correcting behavior
6. Only use the dog’s name in a positive way – when rewarding with treats or giving affection
7. Give your dog a routine. ie: same time each day for walks where possible
8. Do not use treats for reward all the time, try physical and vocal praise
9. Never shout – Be calm and assertive
10. Regular exercise on and off lead, makes for a calm, happy dog