Door Darting

January 26, 2015 on 1:54 pm | In Door Darting | 1 Comment

Over the last few days, I have been consulted with on cases involving door darting. In one instance, the dog snuck out of the front door and disappeared (and was later safely returned) and in the other instance, the dog bolted through the door and bit someone in front of the house.

Both dogs were under socialized and had little impulse control at the door.

Teaching the dogs to wait at the door may have helped in the prevention of these incidents. We do our best to socialize our dogs on a continuous basis, and we usually train our dogs to wait at the front door. They are required to sit and wait until we invite them to go through the door. We also cover waiting at the door in our basic obedience classes.

I’m interested in finding out how do you handle these types of situations?

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