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You want to be able to take your dog on a peaceful walk, but you know if you encounter another dog or person that your dog is going to go crazy and start barking! Embarrassing? Don’t sweat it! This is normal for many dogs! BUT I’ll show you how to teach them to behave acceptably in this situation! Hope it helps!
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First thing to understand is why is your Dog acting the way they’re acting when On a leash i should state also this is Very common behavior for very young dogs Or dogs new to a leash or dogs new to a New family or environment so be Understanding of that this is a pretty Advanced concept for a lot of people to Understand generally however i’m going To make it very easy to understand for You today as i try and do in all of my Dog training videos make sure you’re Subscribed and click thumbs up for this Video as well now since you’ve spent Time with your dog you can probably see The behavior coming most people can that Is the time to address it the best time To correct your dog acting crazy when They see a distraction while walking Them whether it be a dog or vehicle or Whatever is to correct the behavior Before it occurs this whole idea of Preemption Takes a lot of practice but you’ll get Good at it as long as you’re focused on It and really giving all of your Attention to your dog now traditional Dog training has always focused on Correcting this With the choke chain or prong collar and Most recently the shock collars are a Real common way to correct this now of Course these are highly unethical and Should never be used nonetheless it’s
Very common which is why i’m going to Address it in this video you see waiting For the behavior to occur to then Correct it is about 10 times less Effective than correcting the behavior Before it happens we want to suggest to Our dog look i know what you’re thinking I want your attention on me and if you Listen to me great things are going to Happen for you dante the schnauzer is a Really good example of what a lot of you Might be dealing with with your own dogs Because he’s young there’s not a lot of Existing communication yet because he Hasn’t gone through a lot of training Yet so this is to be expected the first Thing we want to do is break their Attention on whatever it is that’s Distracting them that can most easily be Done by using real turkey or some type Of real meat to break their attention And bring it on to you this would not be A long-term strategy but rather a place To get a little bit of traction so that We can get their attention onto us and Back into training mode this will not Always work it didn’t work with dante The schnauzer for example so we have to Do whatever we can to get their mental State off of whatever it is that’s Making them act in this manner that Might mean actually picking them up to Calm them down some dogs feel more calm When they’re picked up again we wouldn’t
Do this long term but in the very Beginning it’s fine to do this never do We attempt to fix a behavior or teach a New concept all in one swing of the bat It’s all done in little bits and we have To be very focused and mindful that our Dog learns a little bit at a time now After doing this for a minute or two Dante did calm down and we were able to Get him back into training mode very Often this won’t work so our next step Is to create distance between our dog And whatever it is that they’re Distracted by this may mean retreating And immediately getting as far as we can Away from that dog who’s walking towards Us down the street not just stopping see This is where most people go wrong they May stop they may try and get their Dog’s attention they may pull back on The leash maybe they’ll even get down And try and communicate with their dog But to no avail because their dog is so Over stimulated again that might mean Having a dramatic distance between you And whatever it is that they want to get At cameron and her dog charlie Illustrate this beautifully now i’ve Actually shown you this clip before but I think it’s worth revisiting because This is such a wonderful example of how To communicate with your dog rather than Dominate your dog You can see charlie would often bark at
Other dogs in the class because he was Unsocialized as a puppy at least that’s What i think given his background but Many people would consider this Aggression when really he just doesn’t Know what to make of those dogs that’s On us to teach our dogs rather than Simply trying to get a quick fix with Them cameron does such a good job at Communicating eye to eye with her dog Again she knows her dog she knows her Dog is likely to react well when she Gets into his area as you would want to Make sure of with your own dog but she’s Able to reason with him while in this Heightened state of mind which is not Always very easy to do women Communicating with look at that do you See how she got him back there this is What we should aim to do with our own Dogs now this takes a little bit of Practice and it requires your timing to Be very very good you need to correct Your dog upon the thought entering their Mind that they want to bark at whatever It is they want to bark at again this Takes practice so be patient many people Think that an animal’s emotion isn’t as Sophisticated as a person’s emotion a Recent book i’ve listened to from Audible is animals make us human by Temple grandin now she is autistic and She says she thinks in imagery and she Believes that animals think in a very
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