Join me for the second part of my interview with trainer Victoria Baker as we dive into her specialty- leash reactivity! She shares her proven training methods to stop your dog from barking, lunging, hiding, or growling on walks.
Is your dog pulling and barking on leash at other dogs?
Last week was the WHY of leash reactivity. This week is the HOW to fix it!
On this second of my interview with certified dog trainer Victoria Baker, we address HOW to train your dog to calmly walk on a leash with answers to questions like:
- Why does my dog bark on leash but not off?
- How to stop dog from pulling and barking on leash?
- Why do dogs bark at other dogs or does my dog bark on leash?
- How to stop leash reactivity?
- How to deal with leash reactivity?
How to solve leash reactivity
When a dog can trust their human to feel safe, they start to relax a little. That they don't have to go crazy at the end of the leash to announce to the entire world that I'm not comfortable, right? Yes, my owner's got it, man. He gives me enough space, and makes me feel safe, and then pairs everything with food.
And it's really consistent. It happens every single time. Now I don't have to worry about taking things into my own hands. The dog's cortisol levels literally plummet once they realize that kind of stuff.
– Victoria Baker on Ep #25 of The Doodle Pro Podcast
Victoria brings her expertise as a reactive dog trainer in Denver, Colorado to help doodle parents around the world understand why your dog barks on a leash but not off and that reactive dogs can get better. Understanding how to build trust and a feeling of safety can cure this issue for your dog!
Catch part three of our conversation where she explains to fix the issue of “Frustrated Greeters” on Episode 26 of the Doodle Pro Podcast (released 12/20/22). On that episode, she'll guide you on how to stop your doodle from pulling and walking on walks because they are desperate to play with who is ahead!