With reactivity the rule is that they should never focus on anything besides you the handler. You take them 50 ft away if needed and teach them focus. If eyes start wandering you say watch me. As they get better you move closer and do the same. Always end on a positive note. I set goals of one dog a day then two then three, etc. by the time we got to 5-10 ft I incorporated lets go in a high pitched voice and they happily follow. I also would toss treats in the opposite direction and the dog would hunt for the treats--as another dog walked right past. Too busy looking for the treats. I did all this stuff everyday for 4 months straight and the end result was a dog that could go anywhere without any reactions to other dogs. It was a beautiful moment that has lasted for a couple years now
In fact this picture was taken 4 months(almost exactly--this was his first doggie event)after Midnites training. It was a doggie event and another member here was there with Berlin
Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD
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