I will admit, I don’t have Bentley very well trained yet. I can easily get him to do new tricks, but getting him to change his behaviors is proving far more difficult!  I’m finding it much easier to teach him how to do something than to teach him to NOT do something.  I still haven’t taught him “drop it” or “give it”.  In that vein, I don’t play tug of war with Bentley.  Since I can’t get him to give up his toys and he’s going through a “teenager” phase, I really don’t want to get into a power play with him.  But I know he loves to tug, so I rigged up one of his toys so he gets his tugging in, but I’m not a factor.  Hopefully once I get him listening better, we can actually play together!

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