At an appointment the other day, we were going to go outside to begin working on leash skills. And, as my client picked up the leash, her dog’s arousal quickly rose as he began jumping on her and biting her arms. Frustrated, she told him, “NO!” and tried pushing him down all to no avail. He continued to grab her sleeves.
(NOTE: This is one of my Hyde Park Living columns.)
Have you ever tried to stop an unwanted pet behavior by simply ignoring it?
What a beautiful time of year. I love so much about spring time, and especially being outdoors in the sunshine. Dogs love being outside in this weather too. A back yard to a dog can be like an amusement park to a child…with all of the wonderful smells, colors and textures; fast moving critters to chase; passers-by who may stop and say hello; oh, and of course, great opportunities to DIG!