We had our first session with Loki the Doberman, who is reacting towards people on walks, reacting to dogs and unsure of how to interact with them..... so just try to hump them all.
His owners are great, really love training him. He could have been an awful lot worse in a different home.
His main issue is that he is too excited by his walks, which is then leading to frustration and him reacting whenever there is an environmental stimulus added while he’s out for his dog walks in Northumberland.
He needs to learn to chill and take it easy while boosting his focus on his owners.
Now, Loki is pretty good already, so we need to apply what he already knows in appropriate places. So we started with a calm and focused heel, that we can then transition through the leaving routine, through the door on onto the walk. This alone should be enough to make a huge change to his behaviour, then we can counter-condition anything that’s left.
I see this a lot, like almost every case I see. We leave the house and have a destination in mind, all most rush our dogs to get there, then we struggle when they rush to get there because they naturally move faster.
Take your walks slow, enjoy them, reward your dog for checking in, let them sniff, and slow down - you’ll notice a huge difference!
Loki will be fine, he’s mint and in the perfect home ❤️
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