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Meet Lenny, an adorable Welsh Terrier who is extremely friendly and loving.

 However, Lenny has had some issues with other dogs. He used to fixate and stalk other dogs, but now he can disengage from them and engage with his owners instead.

We accomplished this by introducing a marker cue, signaling Lenny to look back at his owners for a treat. While Lenny has made great progress, he hasn’t yet learned to look back automatically for the treat. Because of this, he still struggles when he gets too close to other dogs and instantly reacts.

In this session, we focused on maintaining a bit more distance and reinforcing the marker cue. When Lenny looked at another dog, we used the marker word, he looked back, and we repeated this a few times before letting him make the choice on his own. We made it easy for him to understand what he needed to do with each dog individually and gave him plenty of praise and reinforcement when he chose to look back.

Lenny did exceptionally well today and didn’t react to any dogs at all, which was fantastic! With continued practice, I’m confident Lenny will soon be able to walk past other dogs without any issues.

Well done, Lenny and co!

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