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I have been working on obedience with my dog and he does great. He is good with distraction in general, dogs he doesn't know aren't a problem. But when we get around the dogs that he plays with or works with he becomes completely nonresponsive. Everything dissappears. How do I get him to focus on me and work him in that situation? How can I maintain what he does in every other situation so well, when we are around his "friends"?? What am I doing wrong?
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You start with low distractions and build up to higher ones. You will need to almost start over to get him to listen in this distraction.
You can use his going to meet the other dogs as a reward for obeying. That's what I do and it sure seems to help.

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Re: Distraction?

Right, that is what I did. He is stable and obedient in even highly distracting environments. I can put him in the middle of the dog park and his obedience is right on. But you bring out "the pack" and he loses his mind. Do i just start working him with one of the dogs around and build up in just that environment? That's not easy to do.

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Originally Posted By: SarDogRight, that is what I did. He is stable and obedient in even highly distracting environments. I can put him in the middle of the dog park and his obedience is right on. But you bring out "the pack" and he loses his mind. Do i just start working him with one of the dogs around and build up in just that environment? That's not easy to do.
I'd say that's the way to go. Good luck.

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