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Reactivity - Overly nice v anxious

Earlier this week I had a day of reactivity cases, and there were 2 very different types of reactivity.


We started with Kane the Cane Corso in Sunderland. Kane is a huge puppy, who sadly has some anxiety around people.

Being the size he is, this can be quite scary. His owners have worked their backsides off with him, staying in contact and daily training video. Kane now has all the skills he needs to start working with people!


During this session, we worked on teaching him good things happen when people (me) appear and teaching him to look back at his owners for tasty treats instead of barking and lunging.


We achieved this by the end of the session


Next, we had the second session with little Jasper the Maltipoo.


Jasper is similar to Kane, very anxious of people and dogs and will run at them barking. His owners own a salon which they ideally would like to have Jasper in without barking at everyone that walks in.

In this session, we taught him to settle around people and started pairing people appearing with good stuff happening.


There is still a long way to go with Jasper, but him and his owners did really well.


Dexter the black Labrador pup loves life… and food!

Previously, he would really pull on the lead, jump at people to say hello and become obsessed with other dogs. We sorted the pulling on the lead in the first session and now he’s a dream, this also sorted the jumping at people as he had something else to focus on.

With dogs, he can now see them at a couple meters distance and focus on his owners without any issues. Over the coming sessions with will get him closer and teach him how to say hello to other dogs.


This was a great day and we got TONS of success and progress


Well done guys!


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