I 'claimed the space' in the kitchen as the dog whisperer says to do. But we kept getting confused as to how far they could walk into the kitchen.
So I made a line of demarcation. Lines of demarcation are helpful for my son, too. For example, I make imaginary lines he is not to cross as he rides his scooter near the end if the driveway. It helps him to know where the limits of safety are.
This is the blue masking tape line the dogs are not supposed to cross. They were good about it at first.
Now they cross the line every time I turn my back! Dang! Back to the books; what does the dog whisperer say when they don't follow the boundaries?
He would probably say to stop treating them like they are babies and letting their cuteness bend the rules. He would probably say that they need more exercise and that 'mastering the walk' will help.
Needless to say, we have not mastered the walk. Yet.