Socializing a dog
Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:26 PM
How should I correct this?
Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:53 PM
When you are out on a walk and see another dog coming put him in a sit/stay. Keep his attention! When he is paying attention to you reward, reward, reward. As soon as his attention wanders even a teeny, tiny bit you cue "leave it" in a firm voice then reward his attention again. I also find making sure the dog's back is to the oncoming dog helps. At first you never want to allow another dog to get close. If you have to cross the street when you see an oncoming dog do it.
If you cannot get his attention then the dog is too close. You may need to find an area where you can keep him far enough from other dogs at first to easily get and keep his attention then slowly get closer. This will not happen in days or likely even weeks. But working at it EVERY time you are out you will gain control. Remember, every time he does bark at another dog you (or whoever is with him) has allowed it. If you are serious about it you will set him up for success in the beginning then very slowly challenge him. Each time he is allowed to bark at another dog sets your training schedule back to at least the last level he successfully completed (IE distance he was able to handle) and often 2-3 steps back!
I also recommend positive motivation obedience classes 110%. A good trainer will help you with this much more than I can on the computer LOL.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:16 PM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:54 PM
the click is not a reward. the click marks a behaviour and means "reward coming". The best thing with a clicker is that it is FAST to notify the dog that he did right. So, on a sit you want the click to come the second that but touches ground. Not when it is on the way back up. If you click on the way back up you teach the dog "sit then get up" KWIM?
I love clickers and more so with little dogs where it take longer for you to get a treat to them since they are closer to the ground LOL.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:08 PM
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