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Getting Your Shoes On: A Simple Solution With Long-Term Benefits

I made this video a few weeks ago. Just put the finishing touches on last night because I knew it would only take a few minutes. Zydeco is so much bigger now! WOW! The great benefit about teaching this particular skill proactively is that putting shoes on is often a part of an exciting chain of events such as getting the leash out and then going for a walk, or putting your shoes on and then leaving puppy alone in the house–both are potentially difficult for dogs to handle emotionally. If you teach your puppy to be calm when you put your shoes on, however, as I am doing here, it can help change that pattern of over-excitment, and you are much more likely to have a calmer puppy on your walks, and a less anxious puppy when you leave the house.