Animal Attraction Blog

Leash Reactivity

Posted by Laura Bourhenne on Aug 13, 2014 1:12:00 PM

One of the calls I get most often is about dogs that are leash reactive and dog aggressive. This could mean they make noise, bark & lunge because they are happy to see the dog or person approaching, or it could mean they are not so happy to see what's coming towards them or behind a fence they are walking past. Sometimes the dogs themselves are conflicted and don't know what they want.  Either way, it can be nerve wracking for both the person handling the dog as well as the subject at which the dog is reacting.    

Topics: dog aggression, Leash reactivity, dog reactive, leash aggression, barrier frustration

Classical Conditioning and Its Use With Dog Aggression

Posted by Laura Bourhenne on Aug 13, 2014 12:49:00 PM

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As a dog trainer I deal with many behavior problems. Aggression is one of the most common reasons I get called to someone's home, whether it is aggression directed towards a person or another animal (usually other dogs). In my 20 years experience as a dog trainer I have found that aggression is usually caused by one or more of a few things:

Topics: dog aggression, aggressive dogs, classical conditioning


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