Summer is on its way, and that means that everyone is going to be at the park with their dog. We’re going to be camping, hiking, and fishing . It’s fun to take our dogs along too! Many people want to take their dogs on these adventures off-leash, and unfortunately most of these people shouldn’t. […]
How to Train a Leash Reactive Dog By Training Focus First
I’m a linear thinker so I to go step by step in diagnosing and solving behavior problems. Let’s apply that to leash reactivity. Let’s think- What causes the reactivity? It’s typically anxiety combined with a lack of leadership. When a dog is feeling anxious what do they do? They look around at everything else to […]
Touring the Core: Stay Put!
In my last post, I discussed the concept of core behaviors: three behaviors which, done well, allow you to manage nearly everything. We’ve already discussed coming when called, so if you missed that one please go back and have a read! Today, I want to talk about how to get your dog to stay when […]