Is It Ok If My Dog Pulls During a Panic Attack?

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: 

  • Hello Grisha! I have a 1.5 y/o aus. shepherd that has some sound sensitivity issues. I plan on doing counter conditioning--but, my question is: What is the best way to handle a larger dog that is mid-walk and is triggered by a sound (i.e. basketball bouncing)? I'm afraid bolting and dragging me all the way home is reinforcing because he gets home and feels "safe" but don't know what else to do.
  • I feel like I am constantly taking things out of my puppy's mouth (5 month lab).  What can I do to get him to stop chewing everything!
  • My puppy rules the house already. He brings me the food bowl to say it's time to feed him, and I do. He sleeps in my bed. Is that okay?
  • My dog is becoming a cranky old man. He's 8 and when I pet him sometimes he groans or even growls at me. One time he even showed his teeth. Is there anything I can do about that? Or is it normal?
  • I have a dog that's really playful.  A lot of other dogs seem to growl and snap at her but she's just trying to play. Should I do anything about it or just let them work it out?
  • I also talked about
    • Chemo in dogs
    • New body handling training for Peanut
    • Bucket list for your dog

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