Placemaking

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"Place" is a super useful skill for your puppy to learn. Here's why: often the best way to get a dog to stop doing something is to give them something else to do in that situation instead.

This is true of people as well. Whether in relationships, on teams, or at work, you're better off telling someone what you want them to do rather than telling them about the things you don't want them to do.

With your puppy, finding their place can be that behavior you use when they're likely to jump on guests, be underfoot when cooking, or be a pest while you're eating dinner.

You could potentially train your puppy to have multiple places: their crate, a bed, or a special mat.