If you say NO, follow it with some kind of YES. Even children, if you tell them No without some other acceptable activity, will only stop for a moment and go back to the misbehavior (think of siblings in a back seat of a car). No, you cannot nip me, Yes, we can tug on the Wooba together. No, you cannot sit under my feet in the kitchen, Yes, if you sit in this special spot (I call it a yummy spot) you might get a treat. No, you cannot pee at the door, Yes, you can pee in the yard. No, you cannot chase the cat, Yes, you can cuddle with me.
And by the way, enjoy that closeness that a puppy craves. Later on when you are training and want focus, you may wish you had even part of that attention. No, you cannot go meet that other dog, Yes, we can sit here and watch them go by. No, you can't pull me down the road, Yes if you are by my side we'll get moving again.
Patton CGC BH
Chief fetch fanatic
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