A wonderful dog behaviorist we’ve worked with demonstrates a method of settling an excited puppy. It looks like magic. The trainer explains that on the contrary, it’s nature at work. When the human’s nervous system is calm and regulated, that ‘message’ will be telegraphed to the canine’s. Calm ensues. A dog trained to SETTLE will calm themselves from the excited state that is common to puppies. This is then, for the moment, a pup with a regulated nervous system.
It really is a thing a beauty to watch what can be a most exasperating canine state of excitement change to […]