Are You Accidentally Punishing Your Dog’s Recall? September 8

We 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:

  • If your dog freezes when another dog comes by, you should call your dog away? I sometimes see dogs that sit or lie down when we come by and the owner can't get them to move. Should the owners call the dogs away? Those are calming signals (sit and down)?
  • I talked about several topics:
    • Introducing my dogs to my friend's dog for a camping trip, building up to off leash interaction with BAT.
    • Functional assessments (antecedent, behavior, consequence) and how I'm using that to work on my puppy chasing our cat.
    • How dogs will stay for attention and petting even when it's annoying or scary.
    • Accidental punishment when you meant to give a reinforcer, and how that often sabotages coming when called.
    • Training all the time in little bits vs. set training times.
  • When we practice for desensitization near cars, Lucy, who is good with a relaxed leash, speeds up once the car passes us. Do you think this behavior points to being too close to the cars?
  • This discussion about the cat is very helpful. I was taught to build duration but that's requires the animals to be still Which doesn't happen often.

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

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