You will discover the best ways to act and react in the moment of your dog’s bad behavior.
Part Two – Your Actions in the Moment
- At your house, your dog is perfect.
- It is just those few times your dog misbehaves and jumps.
- This is why correcting behaviors like this are so frustrating.
- When you now are in the moment, all that attention is just that…ATTENTION.
- Attention is what teaches your dog in every given situation.
- It does not matter if it is good or bad attention.
- What do you do now?
- In that moment, remember that you have your leash on your dog and you have control.
- Quickly pull your dog away and move.
- Bennie in past episodes talked about using a phrase to let your dog know you are moving.
- Say that phrase right after you say, “No”
- You HAVE to get your dog away from the situation.
- DO NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT try to make your dog do a command.
- In that moment, you are only working on your dog doing the command in more distracting situations
- You are NOT working on the behavior…
- Look for this behavior in the moment or you will never be able to fix the problem of Jumping-Up.
- Once you have taken your dog far enough away from the situation that your dog is paying attention to you, you then can relax.
- Relax the leash
- Relax your attitude.
- This is time to really watch to see what triggers your dog into jumping.
- Is it the friend?
- Is it the friend’s dog?
- Is it both?
- Re-approach, and now get only close enough that your dog is still paying attention and still choosing to stay on all fours.
- Walk with your friend and keep a distance for a while.
- As long as your dog is walking well you can close the distance.
- Once your dog starts to act up, you back away.
- This is the time to just watch for those triggers.
- Note how long it takes your dog to settle in with the new guests.
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