Trainer Roundtable Q&A Session (Part 3)

Hello everyone, and welcome back to a brand new episode of Dog Sense!

Today's episode is another super special one, because, yesss, it's part 3 of our amazing Q&A!

If you've watched part 1 and 2 (if you haven't yet, what are you waiting for??) then you know what's waiting for you: A lot of laughs and a lot of new stuff to learn from our awesome NJ training team!

Are you ready? 

All right, let's dive in.

“My Dog Barks at Dogs and People During Walks. What Can I Do?”

If your dog pulls at his leash during your walks and barks at dogs and people, here are two things you can do:

  • Be proactive when you’re bringing your dog out for a walk. If you see your dog is about to start pulling or barking at a person or dog, make sure that he’s getting something more valuable from you, like a special tug toy or a high value food reward (roast beef….)
  • Make sure to keep your dog engaged during your walks. A walk is not a mindless activity for your canine friend - it should be a relationship-building training adventure for both of you. So sprinkle some fun training games (recalls, moving Sits, and even tricks!) throughout your walk to add excitement and learning!

This is just one of the few questions we answer in today’s episode. If you want to learn the answers to all the things our students asked about (such as “how do I stop my dog from jumping on the sofa?” and “why is my dog peeing in his crate?”), tune in now!