Waiting for food is a quick routine to maintain polite respectful behavior around feeding time. This exercise prevents rewarding pushy, excited, impulse-free behavior from your dog. It also cultivates high levels of impulse control, reminds the dog that resources come from you, and helps keep the relationship with you in proper balance. It can help prevent or deter early resource guarding.
Archie was highly reactive, excitable, and pushy. Since we started implementing some of the things we learned from your DVD that behavior has been reduced by about 75-80%. I can only believe it’s because of the few days of training we’ve spent working on these things with him. Thanks so much!-Diane R