Ever wondered why your dog reacts more than expected when they see other dogs or humans while on a walk?
It’s called reactivity, and no, it’s not them misbehaving intentionally. In this episode, delve into the topic of reactivity in dogs. Reactivity is often misunderstood as protective behavior, but it is actually a fear-driven response. There are several factors that can contribute to a dog’s reactivity, including traumatic experiences, lack of socialization, and genetics. Join me to learn more about:
- Why reactivity in dogs is a fear-driven response
- Factors that contribute to reactivity, such as traumatic experiences, lack of socialization, and genetics
- How to use positive reinforcement training methods to manage and modify reactive behavior
- Strategies you can start right now to lower your dog’s arousal levels and reduce fear and anxiety
Living with and training a reactive dog can be challenging, but remember, you’re not alone. Reactivity in dogs is a complex issue that requires understanding and proper training techniques. By using positive reinforcement methods, we can help our reactive dogs overcome their fears and enjoy our walks more!
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