What do dogs do all day? This foster Jack Russell Terrier has a reputation for being naughty. He is an escape artist, neighborhood nuisance, and has lived in at least 3 other homes. He tends to countersurf only when people are away, or in a different room, even after he’s gone through the Learn to Earn program, had thousands of rewards for more appropriate behavior and no opportunity to countersurf for several weeks. See how Dr. Yin adds a well-timed booby trap to his training plan and how elaborate the set-up has to be in order to work. The timing has to be spot-on as does the element of surprise. Then the set-up has to remain consistent until ONLY the new desired behavior (of staying on the floor) is a habit.

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