Thresholds

If your dog pulls towards a trigger (dog, human, car etc) in excitement or reactivity please: 1. Use a harness - imagine the damage being done to his neck by a collar 2. Give him space - if he is reacting by pulling towards the trigger, he is too close! 3. Please do not use Sit - Sit was seen as the "cure all" default behaviour. If you are scared of something - would you be able to Sit if too close? 4. Do not jerk the lead or shout at him - this can build negative associations with the scary stimulus and cause him to feel worse (and even lead to aggression) 5. Begin training at a distance where he does NOT react 6. Allow your dog to move away if he chooses to 7. Get some professional h

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