What Is Dismissal? Dismissal is the opposite of Attention. Practically speaking, it means that the handler is not available at this time. It does not mean “we’re done working”. It does not mean “you may stop doing that”. It means I (the handler) am not available now and you may amuse yourself for a while. […]
S2E1 of Pawsitive Vybe, the dog training & lifestyle webseries. This episode focuses on unsolicited eye contact, aka: Attention, and Dismissal.
There are a bunch of approaches to handling reactive or distracted dogs. Regardless of what methodology you use, here are three simple things you can do to become more successful with your reactive dog.
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Rhythm has a tendency to explode into the environment when he’s asked to work – marking everything, sniffing everything, hustling up on people, etc – essentially working everything but his handler and Frisbees. The environment is extremely stimulating for this little guy…