Rewarding behavior is our number one struggle in being pet parents. Often times we find ourselves inadvertently rewarding the behavior we do not like and falling short of praising the appropriate actions.
For example, when Winston jumps on the couch, an action you do not approve of, yelling his name is actually telling him, “Good Boy, I love it when you are on the couch!” In reality you are frustrated and not approving of the behavior.
To curb this you should only respond when Winston is engaging in actions you like.
The primary goal is to affirm the desired behavior and generally ignore the undesired. #PalaceTipTuesday