20. Jun, 2018

The Pattern to a Reactive Dog

  1. Lack of or insufficient correct exposure to other balanced dogs or a bad experience with another dog
  2. Dog is disengaged from owner
  3. Dog learns to focus on other dogs
  4. Dog displays calming signals which are ignored by owner
  5. Frustration and fear builds
  6. Reactivity is displayed
  7. Owner over compensates and panics
  8. Pattern is created and repeated by both dog and handler!
  9. = My dog is reactive to other dogs.