Many times, the answer to our dog’s bad behavior is right in front of our noses. We often try to go for the “big solution” to solve a problem. Although this would be defined as the best solution by many dog training professionals, it can take a lot of time. It can also allow our dog to continue the bad behavior as we are “teaching them” what to do.
There are often “quick fixes” to many dog behavior problems that can be easily implemented with quick results. Since we live very busy, complicated, and hectic lives; getting a solution that gets our dog to behave sooner than later is a good thing. As Forrest Gump always says, “One less thing to worry about”. Well, I believe that Forrest’s mother was the one that always said that.
The one thing that we have to understand is that sometimes these “quick fixes” can cause additional, sometimes even worse, behavioral issues. Because of this, we must pick our “quick fixes” wisely. Robin and I have a great example of a quick fix that we discussed with a neighbor of ours in the Publix parking lot the other day. Please take a look at our dog training article discussing Simple Redirection to Correct Bad Behavior. It is simple and it works.