EXERCISES FOR WORKING WITH REACTIVE DOGS
The “Back Up” Sit is a very useful behavior when working with reactive dogs. Watch as Emma Parsons demonstrates the beginning steps for training the “Back Up” Sit. In the finished behavior, backing up becomes the cue to turn and sit front. If a reactive dog begins to lunge forward, this can be a difference-maker by immediately interrupting the reaction and helping the dog recover more quickly.
At ClickerExpo LIVE, Emma will be sharing more ways to help manage reactivity. In her hands-on Learning Lab, Moving Away from Eye Contact, watch as Animal/Handler Spotlight Teams ask dogs for behaviors that they think are reliable and test to see whether or not eye contact is actually part of the behavioral context.
Do you learn better by doing? Roll up your sleeves and practice the exercises off-camera with your own dogs (reactive or not!) at home alongside Emma and the Spotlight Teams.