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Old 09-02-2014, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
Mister C
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Funny you mention this story. I was just thinking the other day that I need to be a little more careful wrapping the leash around my fingers or else I could get my finger broken. Not so far fetched at all it seems...

My suggestion for dealing with a leash-reactive puppy is to pay close attention to anything that he might react to and distract him BEFORE he starts pulling/reacting. This takes constant vigilance to be in time before he reacts and high value treats/toys to get him to focus on you despite the distracting prey.

Also, please don't ever play laser tag with your dog. You didn't say that you did but I learned a little late in the game that laser tag can cause severe OCD behavior and make his prey drive even stronger.
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