Do you have a dog that is....lets say...hesitant to do things when you need them to do it?  We do.  So how do you motivate them when you need them to get moving?

Take my Minnie Pearl for an example...she tends to struggle to get out of bed.

As you can see...she's not a morning dog.

Now, I know...there are a lot of people that will say that a dog should never sleep in your bed with you.  While there are times that I might agree...this is what works for us.

Normally when I get up, I try to get the dogs up and moving too.  In the video, you can see that my Boston and my Frenchie (Frankie and Gerti respectively) have no trouble getting up.  All I have to do is use the phrase "Out You Go" and normally they're up and at em.

Lately...Minnie is a different story.

Minnie would stay in bed all day if you would let her.  I can't blame her.  If I didn't have anything to do, I would probably stay right there with her.  I even feel guilty nudging her to get her to move.  But when it's time to get up...it's time to get up.

I know there are a lot of people that also think the best way to get a dog to do what you want is to scream and yell at them or threaten them with getting hit.  I'm not that guy.  Especially with my dogs.  Two of the three are rescues who have been through their fair share of hell.  I have no intention of making their home and their time with us be another living hell.  I want them to have a life of relaxation.

So what are some other ways to motivate your dog to do what you need them to do without yelling and screaming?

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