20. Jun, 2018
The Pattern to a Reactive Dog
- Lack of or insufficient correct exposure to other balanced dogs or a bad experience with another dog
- Dog is disengaged from owner
- Dog learns to focus on other dogs
- Dog displays calming signals which are ignored by owner
- Frustration and fear builds
- Reactivity is displayed
- Owner over compensates and panics
- Pattern is created and repeated by both dog and handler!
- = My dog is reactive to other dogs.