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Reactive Dog Training
Reactive dog training is a very specialized form of dog training. It requires us to understand how the dog operates, what motivates the dog and how to engage the dog during high states of excitement. Reactive dogs act out for various reasons. They put all their focus and energy in the wrong direction.
Training reactive dogs is a focus game and you had better be good at the game.
Most reactive dog owners will tell me that their dog looks like it doesn’t even though there’s a human holding the leash when it’s having it’s big meltdown.
Reactive dogs are singular in their focus, honing in on the object of their reactivity like a laser pointer.
The key to reactive dog training
I always tell my clients that we’re playing a focus game with their reactive dog.
How to train your reactive dog
If we can get the dog to focus on us instead of the stimuli, then we’ve won. If we haven’t completely won we have at least cushioned the blow and created a space where we can gain some focus and have a conversation with the dog instead of being tuned out entirely.