Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
I see in the video what she is doing and I get that. A toy and a dog for him would be totally separate. I can get him to focus on me then the toy by saying look at me. But another dog would be a totally diff distraction for him. The trainer gave me a lot of things to do for two weeks then she is calling me back to see how it goes.
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If he's reacting, then he is over his threshold and you need to add distance until he DOESN'T react, and mark/treat for him looking at the other dogs. Do it FREQUENTLY to build up value in looking at other dogs then back to you for a reward. You shouldn't be calling this anything or talking, just clicking and treating.
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