Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
He works for treats...as soon as he shows interest and before bad behaviour (you have to look ahead), put in a sit, treat. repeat. If won't sit (too excited), grab w/both hands on either side of mane, enforcing him to look at you as you move forward and he backs into a sit. mark with a yes!
Teach the dog "look at me"...or just "look"....take a treat, show the dog, bring the treat to your nose, as soon as dog looks you in the eye...treat...eventually keep treat at side, say look, treat...
Whenever you approached by passersbye....sit. look. treat...until they pass...and continue on...you can put in down, stand on the leash "settle", talk to person, if dog remains calm then the reward is to meet person, if dog is ill behaved, no attention and keep in settle until dogs gives in...treat
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown