The Magic Words? “Leave it” Here at LA School For Dogs, we teach “Leave It”, but you can use any word or phrase you like. For example, some trainers will use “Look” or “Watch Me”. Your dog can learn to “leave it” in just four easy steps:1. Teach your dog that the words “leave it” … Read moreOne Simple Request Can Fix Almost Any Issue With Your Dog
Meet “Crash”, a purebred Doberman who completed our 3 Week Program this summer. He had not had many experiences outside of his home, and this eventually turned into nervous habits when walking in public. There was even some history with fear-based aggression towards children. As you can see, Crash had some severe anxiety issues in … Read moreProgression Series: “Crash” The Anxious Doberman
Often, people react instinctively to this behavior by happily greeting their dog or pushing it down with their hands. In either case, this sends the message that jumping up is acceptable, and so the habit only grows. By teaching an alternative behavior you can begin to take back some control, and request behaviors you prefer!