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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-03-2014, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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What do you do when a passer by wants to chat?

So, working with my reactive GSD I ask for calm focus from her when people pass by. 9 times out of 10 this is great and we are seeing improvements, but she cannot cope when people stop and want to approach her. She goes in to full on panic with lunging and barking which starts from the moment I break eye contact or focus so I can politely ask them not to walk up to her. I'm looking for advice on what to do in those situations. We're doing BAT etc so it's really just the situations where the general public don't understand what we're doing and insist on approaching. She has a yellow dog bandana.

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