Dogs don’t naturally have city-smarts so waiting for a traffic signal or an “okay!” to cross the street is not intuitive for them. They are just so excited to get to the other side! Unfortunately, it can be dangerous for us, the dog, and other people on the road. The cue, “wait,” teaches your dog to pause or stop at the curb until you give the all clear.
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