BEHAVIOUR, COGNITION AND RELATIONSHIPS
When we understand impulsivity better, we can find tailored solutions that fit our dogs' needs.
This makes our job much easier. Instead of having to work on a whole bunch of skills that our dogs may well have already mastered, we can create programmes designed specifically to help them with the bits of life they find tricky.
For instance, not all dogs who struggle with decisions will struggle with attention and where to focus. Not all dogs who sometimes behave unpredictably will struggle with frustration.
But if our dog finds it hard to focus on purposeful activities or to focus on us, then they will need a bit of support and training in this area.
When we can skill our dogs up with the tools they need to lead a full life, the world opens up like a fantastic gift for them.