This was bad.
I mean real bad. I wasn’t sure how much longer I could hold out. My bladder felt like it was going to burst and I knew it was going to be a while before I could get the closest restroom.
Being a complete bonehead, I had tanked up on a large coffee in preparation for the long night I had ahead me.
And now I was paying for it.
It was my first assignment and I was excited. I had just landed a job working as a private investigator for a large Boston based company. My job for the night was watching a guy who had a hefty insurance claim and was working at a scuba shop.
I was to get photos of him lifting anything heavy. My excitement was quickly fading as I sat there doing deep breathing exercises to combat my strong urge to leave. What seemed like hours ticked by. Then I got my chance. I got the picture and hightailed it to the nearest Dunkin Donuts.
There is one overriding dog training lesson I learned from working as a private dick. The job requires you to develop good observation skills because you spend all of your time doing one thing.
You are doing constant… surveillance.
Which is why I tell new dog owners they need to follow the CS Rule.
You must keep your puppy under Constant Surveillance and watch his every move. This sounds like a lot of work and it can be but here are some tips to make it easier:
Use baby gates.
Set up a few places where you can tether your pup.
Use a crate.
Use X pens.
Keep a leash on your pup.
When you use the above tools it will make it much easier for you to manage your pup’s behavior.
Giving your pup too much freedom will result in big problems. And don’t worry, as your pup gets older, as you teach him what is acceptable and what is unacceptable, you won’t apply the CS Rule as much.
And guess what?
The Dog Training Inner Circle goes into more detail about the CS Rule, teaching your dog “YES” and “NO,” and everything else you need to know to train your dog.
You can get started for just one dollar. Sounds too good to be true.
But it is.
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