A Tired Dog is a Good Dog

I am often asked what the secret is to having a well behaved and well adjusted dog. I usually respond by saying, “A tired dog is a good dog”. I used to tell people that you have to pick the right dog, do the right training, make sure everyone in your house can handle it well…and so on.  But really, you just need the dog to be tired. Even if your dog is not the smartest pup in the world or even if it does not have the soundest character, it will be well behaved and easy to deal with if it is tired. So walk your dog a lot. Play with your dog a lot. You will feel better from the activity and your dog will be tired. When it is tired, it lays around the house and relaxes. You can’t aske for much better than that. So you might view your dog as a work-out tool…a fitness dog.