CALMING REACTIVE DOGS
YET ANOTHER SIP CHALLENGE
Working on your dog’s patience and ability to control their reaction. It’s important to work on calming reactive dogs. It makes both you and them more safe and less stressed.
One of the biggest complaints we get here at The Pooch Coach are that our clients’ dogs are too reactive. They jump and bark at noises, other dogs, skateboards, etc. There are literally hundreds of things we’ve seen dogs react to.
The trick is to work on easier tasks indoors without many distractions and work your way up to more difficult challenges.
There are lots of options once you teach your dog to stay in a basic stay. (Click below if you do not have that mastered yet:
This advanced reaction control stay is a command I often work on with dogs who have to learn to “play dead“ in the movies. I have to make sure that, no matter what happens around them, they will not move or jump up. So I work on this with various ways with Musik, as you see in this video. All of these games are great ways to practice with your dog!