Roadmap Category: Bits & Bites

Here are some typical challenges that go along with Counter Conditioning. Let’s review them and troubleshoot: Dog is barking/lunging/reacting The trigger is too close/intense. Feed…

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Before you start, please read these notes and commit them to memory! Don’t treat your dog with the special treat any other time that the…

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How To

Begin when your dog notices the stimulus from a safe distance where they are not “bursting into flames”. As soon as your dog notices the…

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What is it? Counter conditioning is a simple, effective training technique to change a dog’s association with an object, animal, sound, texture, experience, or person…

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This exercise is a great starter for puppies and dogs who are getting comfortable in a confinement area and are feeling a little frustrated with…

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If your dog has a bite history with people, you might consider 100% management, meaning that your dog stays behind a secure, closed door while…

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After your guests leave, assess how the visit went. What did your dog do well? What needs extra practice? Is there anything you want to…

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Next, invite a VERY compliant friend or family member over and practice your visitor routine. Start small—one person first, then, once that is going well,…

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First, you’ll need to practice without the guests. Get out your dog’s mat, treats, etc. and practice the behaviour sequence that you have chosen for…

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