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I watched a video yesterday morning that taught how to train a dog to respond to an interrupter word like "off" or "no" so that you could redirect chewing behaviors. Does anyone know this video I'm talking about, or know a video that might teach a similar skill? My puppy's chewing is getting out of control.
On the bright side, she's getting better at asking for attention calmly!
 

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"Off" to me means get off the thing you are on-it's not really an interrupter as much as a behaviour that had to be taught.

It sounds like you're looking for a no-reward marker (this is the term to google for more videos). "No" is common, though I prefer "Oops" or "Nope" because you sound less aggressive on delivery typically. You want your marker to be very neutral.

The first 3 are articles, the last is a video:

Behavior Chains – Part 10: No Reward Markers | Denise Fenzi

"NRMs" No Reward Markers | Karen Pryor Clicker Training

Should You Use No Reward Markers? Examining the Debate | Karen Pryor Clicker Training

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btDDp9H3Ffg
 

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This video specifically used "off" as a marker word to look at the human and stop whatever else the dog was doing. I was planning on using "no" because my puppy seems to already recognize that to mean "stop whatever you're doing."
 
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