Training Tips of the Week
Tuesday, January 30 2018
*** TRAINING TIP OF THE WEEK***
This is a HOT topic.
How do you know a dog is reactive?
First, look at your dog body language:
- tail: if down and hidden, your dog is scared of meeting other dogs on the lead, create space
If your dog reacts by growling, barking, showing teeth to the other dog approaching on the lead, all the huckles are up, freezing in a stand, no tail wagging (or tail wagging while furiously barking), it doesn't like to be approach.
Not every dog is sociable, even if they are in a place where a lot of other dogs are around and off the lead they don't perform the same behaviour, it doesn't mean they want to be approach on the lead.
Be aware of what dogs are telling each other, to make everyone more at ease and respect everyone's right to keep distance and work on their reactive dogs! 🐶🐕