If your dog is really excited, it may be difficult to focus on using the Hub. Sometimes being hungry can actually make your dog more impatient or even frantic, especially if you have a very food-motivated dog. In these cases, it may help to feed them a small amount of food in advance, but not enough to make them full and unmotivated to learn.

It may also help if you get some of your dog's energy out ahead of time. Go for a walk together, play fetch, or let your pup run around to take the edge off. When their energy level is more relaxed, come back inside and calmly encourage your dog to explore the Hub.

To learn more about how to use the Hub to channel your dog's energy, check out our Trainer Tips video series featuring our Chief Dog Trainer, Graham Bloem.

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