Relinquish the Environment

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Do you have a dog who seems hyper-fixated on the environment when you go from inside to outside, over/through a threshold, or simply when something changes? They seemingly forget you exist and then they are much harder to handle as a result. 

No problem. Let’s teach them to relinquish the environment and reorient to you for direction. 

In the end, your dog will notice an environmental change and automatically re-orient to you – no cue required! 

It is extremely important that the dog is not anxious or stressed when implementing this exercise. This is called keeping the dog ‘under threshold’. If the dog is reacting to the trigger, then you need to increase the distance between the dog and that trigger.

Check out our Live Training replay from July 29, 2020: