Stop Your Dog’s Reactive Behavior On-Leash

hi this is Jim with Modern Canine Services today's 
video is going to be on reactive dog behavior do   you have a dog that jumps on lunges at the end of 
the leash lunges at other dogs cars motorcycles   this video hopefully will give you a few tips 
to get you going reactive behavior is quite   common with a lot of dogs it causes dog owners 
sometimes not to go for a walk or go during the   type of day when hopefully they won't see other 
dogs or people in this video I want to give you   some tips that hopefully will help you be able to 
take your dog out and fix his reactive behavior   the first tip I want to give you is for your dog 
to walk on a loose leash now it might seem simple   but having your dog walk next to you instead of 
being on the front of the leash is very important   when your dog is in front of you you are putting 
him in charge of assessing potential threats and   tension on the leash communicates he needs to 
protect you when you put your dog next to you   and your leash is loose you are automatically 
communicating that you are in charge if you   require your dog to pay attention to you his 
attention cannot go to other things and you can   ward off reactive behavior quickly it's important 
to require your dog to walk on a loose leash it's   his job to keep the loose leash at all times if 
you need help training your dog on leash walking   check out some of our other videos on the subject 
number two body language is very important between   the communication between the handler be aware 
of your own body language many dog owners will   unconsciously tense up when they see a potential 
situation and fear the dog will react by tensing   up and tightening the leash you are putting 
your dog on alert it's kind of like saying:   "watch out!" instead of sending a signal to be 
on alert send a signal to be calm be sure to   keep a loose leash even if you shorten the leash 
to keep the dog next to you breathe and relax   your shoulders watch your dog's body language as 
soon as he becomes alert to a situation like ears   forward or tail up redirect his behavior 
immediately here's a few ways to redirect   firm "no" to your dog short sideways tug on the 
leash change directions just a word of caution a   highly reactive dog can redirect on to the handler 
so if you're afraid that your dog will redirect on   you put a muzzle on tip number three when your 
dog is already in a highly reactive state put   some distance between you and the situation walk 
away until you can calm your dog with redirection   once under control you can use obedience to get 
your dog's attention back on you remember step   one it's important your dog pays attention to you 
and keeps a loose leash once you accomplish this   work back towards the situation it's important 
not to avoid the situation that caused reactive   behavior in your dog work with them to establish 
a new behavior remember reconditioning takes time   start with short sessions about 15 minutes or 
less expose them to the situation that caused   some reactive behavior and show him what behavior 
is acceptable never put yourself or your dog or   others in dangers if you're unable to redirect 
your dog seek a professional dog trainer in your   area for more videos please subscribe to our 
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