Nathan started his day at South Shields with Blue the super cute Miniature Dachshund.
Blue used to bark at anything and everything as soon as he left the house, which was really annoying and frustrating for his owners and turned daily walks into misery rather than a pleasure.
We’ve had a few sessions with blue already and built up some foundation behaviours and helped him leave the home calmly without looking for something to bark at.
The difficulty with blue is that, when he got outside, to start with, he wasn’t motivated or interested in food, and wasn't really interested in toys either. He wanted to chase things and hunt.
Knowing he likes to chase, we had the perfect motivator for him, a flirt pole.
A flirt pole is a long stick, with a rope on then a toy on the end, like an extra-large cat toy.
We then verbally cued taking the flirt pole out and said the cue each time there was a dog in sight, this now means that eventually, Blue will look back at owners as soon as he sees a dog which then will lead to playing and a lot of fun.
Blue is doing really well and picked up on it almost instantly. In the video it's the closest Blue has ever been to another dog without barking at them outside. He did have a good look at them before the flirt pole came out and not barked once! Go blue!!
Blue is doing very very well, and his owners have worked solidly on him which is really the key to success!
Well done guys!
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