I'd be working on impulse control with him...a good thing for him to learn anyway. It's fine to not like other dogs, or whatever...but it's not fine to act on EVERY little impulse that comes through his little pea head. Do you have a copy of Control Unleashed? Working on Look At That would be good...and "There's a Dog in Your Face" if you can find some help.
delilahsmommy wrote:what i do to get Delilah in the zone is completly ignore everything around me none else is around but me and her and i think it works good:)
maberi wrote:Great advice all around!!
Another thing I like to do when I get to the vet is keep my guys in the car, go inside, and put our name down and scout out the place a bit. If there are too many dogs in the waiting room I notify the receptionist of this and ask that when it is his time to come in (this was Yoda), that they ask people to move to one side of the room so that there is no possibility for something to happen.
I also think Erin's suggestion of digging out your Control Unleashed book and working on the Look At That game is an awesome idea. That concept goes against what most trainers would tell you to do, but it is honestly a god send for reactive dogs. I've just starting working on it with Kayden and have seen huge improvements. Just remember to take things slow and keep him under threshold as you work on the exercise.
mnp13 wrote:I don't have time to read this whole thing right now, but in New York it's illegal to have any building that has only one entry/exit door if you do any sort of business that serves the public.
In other words - there IS a back door.
Having been out the back door of many vet clinics, it might be worse, since they often have the cages back there by the back doors...so he might see MORE dogs that way.
amazincc wrote:I am mad at myself for being so "suspicious" of Sepp now, after that stupid eval.
LMM wrote: You've gotten some great suggestions here!
Ino wrote: I can not knee my boy for coming up to me when I did not ask him to and I won't kick him if he is in my way when I walk.
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