Saying “No”

Years ago, when Luc was way younger, we were at the grocery store shopping. 

He brought me a sleeve of Pringles, "Mom, can we get Pringles?" 

Sure. And he added it to the cart.

Then he brought me a can of ravioli, "Mom, can we get ravioli?" 

Sure. And he added it to the cart. 

Then he brought me a candy bar, "Mom, can we get a candy bar?"

"Nope, buddy. You get two snacks. If you want the candy bar, you need to put away the pringles or the ravioli." 

And he put away the candy bar. 

"You aren't upset that you can't get all three?" I asked him.

"Nope. I was just seeing what I could get away with," he replied. 

Guess what? 

Dogs are the SAME WAY.

They will push boundaries just to see what they can get away with. So we need to be consistent. 

Don't tell you dog "no" today, and let them do it tomorrow. If you are inconsistent, your dog will be confused. 

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