Features April 2016 Issue

Possible Barriers to Training Walks

Distraction action and fear factors.

Dogs who struggle to focus on their owners when away from home usually do so for one of two reasons either the dog is too distracted by the environment, or hes under the influence of anxiety or fear.

With anxiety and fear, the dogs body language tells a powerful story. His posture might be slinky head low, tail tucked, ears pinned back. His pupils might be dilated, with the whites of his eyes visible.

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