4 days ago
Crossed a milestone today; we spent a couple of hours at busy glenelg beach today with archer! we saw so many dogs both off leash and on leash, as well as some interesting things like street sweepers, trams, water fountains and driverless shuttles!
i’ve been too afraid to take archer to glenelg; there’s too many dogs, and too many people who might judge me for having a very large shepherd (and a bag of treats). but we did it. and archer was so comfortable..no reactivity whatsoever, and except for some initial excitement and pulling at the start, he stayed well under threshold.❤️
huge thanks to jess from @familypeteducation
, who has been taking archer out to the beach for us, and who has given us the confidence that we could both do it!❤️
for those of you who want to know our approach, we worked on counter conditioning his emotional response to other dogs. we did this by the karen pryor ‘engage/disengage’ game using high value rewards and a clicker.
please don’t ask us to give advice on how to treat your dogs behavioural issues as we aren’t qualified! check out @kikopup @trainingpositive @hbranigan @chiragpatel_86 @glasgowdogtrainer @clickertraining
who are much, much more qualified and do amazing work. (just to name a few!) both @kikopup
have extensive youtube channels with tutorials to learn from.❤️
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