Do you have a dog that barks during leash walks? Does this drive you crazy?
Maybe it even limits how often you can walk your dog. We understand the intensity of this pain as we have helped many people with this problem.
As a result, we can help you. Let’s start by having peaceful leash walks now.
Throughout the years, I have learned a few tips to help you with Middlefield dog school.
If you are dealing with this alone, I strongly suggest at that you get support from a professional Middlefield dog school trainer, from reading reward based dog training books, or from attending reward-based dog training seminars.
The biggest key to success is to use training set-ups. If you only train your dog during leash walks you and your dog will get stressed. You have no control of any of your dog’s triggers.
I am imagining that your dog is barking at other dogs, people or both. So set up some training sessions.
Enroll some decoy humans or dogs. Ask your friends and family. You can find lots of people and dogs that are willing to help you.
Stand with your dog on leash away from the decoy. Have the decoy stand at a distance so that the decoy is far enough away that he barely triggers your dog.
Once your dog is doing well at this distance, gradually move closer to the decoy so that your dog is successful and has NO reactions.
During your walks use management. Avoid things that will trigger your dog by walking earlier in the morning or changing your walking patterns.
When both you and your dog are ready begin Middlefield dog school during your leash walks. Use the same tools and techniques that you did during your training set ups.
You got this! Contact us for support if you need it, Four Legged Scholars LLC – Middlefield Dog School.
Johanna Teresi, Middlefield Dog Trainer, Four Legged Scholars LLC. Middlefield Dog School