How Do I Get My ‘Donkey Dog’ to Stop Lagging?

In the Office Hours, I answer members' pet training and behavior questions in live sessions, which are recorded and shown here. Please log in or sign up for a Student or Pro membership to see the video.

Dog training and care questions in this video:

  • Hi Grisha! On the FB group, I asked how common it is for a dog not to wag its tail as a sign of 'hello/happy' when interacting with other dogs (my dog will usually wag his tail while barking as a warning sign). Some members replied that some dogs are like that. I was wondering (1) what was your thought? (2) Do you think it can be taught so that he learns to initiate plays w/ other dogs nicely?
  • How do you train a dog to pee on cue? If using a clicker for instance, would you click when he starts peeing or at the end? I have managed to teach my dog all sorts of cues but this one seems impossible.. He's house train but he'll take his time when we are out to pee and sometimes I sadly don't have the time for a walk and it would be great if he could do it on cue.
  • My 5 month dog tends to stop during leashed walks since day one. She walks next to me on loose leash, no pulling, but frequently she'll stop and look around (no triggers found so far). We've worked on "let's go" and giving in to gentle leash pressure, but often i have to wait. Apart from that, she's very good walking off leash and won't separate too much . Any advice?
  • I was watching Joseph LeDoux interview for the umpteenth time(it was sooo good) Can you explain your understanding of it in terms of a BAT set up or other training so I am clearer on it.
    (What I am hearing is expose a fearful dog to the trigger (follow dog) at under threshold distance and then take a 10 minute break. Now go back and start a BAT Session)
  • I also talked about:
    • Dog play and body language, BAT
    • Nail trimming and the More Please Signal (video of Bean)

Links I referred to in this session (or could have):

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