Do you own a dog that does not act “normal” when he sees another dog on leash?
Many dogs do not have good coping skills to greet another dog when confined by a leash. You may describe this type of dog as fearful, hyper vigilant, aggressive, reactive, out of control, barks all the time, rude, pushy, anxious or even clingy. Dogs who exhibit these behaviors are cruelly labeled and often given up on, but the truth is that these behaviors are your dog’s way of begging for some help. If your dog is displaying these emotions he is clearly not a calm dog, and therefore not a balanced or content dog. Unbalanced dogs are riddled with emotions they cannot control, which make them difficult to live with and own, but these are the dogs that need us the most…..
With effective behavior modification programs, these anxious reactive dogs can thrive in our homes and communities. Having a plan to keep them safe, predictable exercise routines, desensitization tools, healthy nutrition, doggie Zen and possibly medication, these dogs will love us unconditionally. Just look in there eyes and help them feel safe, always..
Using the right balance of tools, your dog will one day be able to think through his arousal so you can reward him and not be frustrated with him.