Hey YouTube, Shannon here from McCann Professional Dog Trainers and we are going to continue to talk a little bit about manners. Another place that it’s easy to instill lessons about good manners is in doorways. Dogs aren’t being dominant, per se, when they rush through a door ahead of you, they’re just being excited about getting to the other side. There’s all this theory wrapped up around dogs being dominant or submissive, it’s not necessarily the case that if your dog pushes through a door ahead of you that they are trying to tell you who’s boss, they’re just excited to get where they’re going.We can use this as a great opportunity to instill manners and to teach our dogs to calmly walk through doors with us. We like to use an actual cue of having the dog sit to be the cue that the door is going to open. Rather than me having to rely on always stopping and telling my dog to sit at a doorway, I want him to do that work for me. Sit. I’m going to bring him close to the door, tell him to sit because that’s what I want him to do, and then I’m going to open the door, yes, good boy, and I’m going to reward him for not diving through.The idea here is that I build enough reinforcement for him doing this that it’s less rewarding for him to go charging through the door. Good boy. If he had gotten up and tried to move forward through the door, all I would do is close it back up again. He doesn’t actually get rewarded for doing the wrong thing. Good boy. Eventually what I want to have happen, okay buddy, , good boy, is that when I put my hand on the door, the cue for him is to sit. Good boy. Yes. Very good. It becomes his responsibility, his job if you will, to get into that sit as we approach the door. Yes. Very nice. Good boy. Okay. Then we can go through together. Thanks for watching, YouTube. We’ll see you next time. .