This is most likely the root cause your dog’s behavioral issues.
I often compare impulse control to meditating… When you sit down to meditate, the goal is not to have NO thoughts. The goal is to just watch our thoughts go by and not attach any meaning to them.
You might have a thought that says “Oh I forgot to pay my electric bill, I better do that” or “This fly is bothering me, better swat it away”
The more we practice sitting with our thoughts and not acting on them, the more often we take action from a calmer, less impulsive state of being. This is what we want for our dogs.
We want to teach them that it’s not their job to act on every impulse-leading to less problem behaviors and a calmer, more centered dog.