Impulse control is a fascinating topic because it applies to humans as much as
it applies to dogs. Everyone’s impulse control is different and based on our
individuality, including the tendency to act on impulse and the way that we
react when we do.
If we were to act on every one of our impulses, we would probably eat
everything bad for us, buy all sorts of useless things, get into lots of road rage
incidents and generally say the first thing that comes into our minds. If a dog
were to act on every impulse he has, he would be on high alert and highly
animated. He would snatch treats, jump up, bark at everything and probably
guard a lot of things, too.