When working with a reactive dog, you try your very best to avoid close encounters with other dogs on walks. But, you know what they say about the best laid-plans. No matter how careful you are, at some point you’ll find yourself with a lunging, barking dog at the end of your leash.
What to do when you’re caught in this stressful situation? This short video tutorial gives examples of strategies for getting out of trouble.
Practice these maneuvers on walks when there aren’t any dogs around. These are mechanical skills and will take practice and repetition to get right. It WILL get easier with practice!