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I have a one year old Beagle who started to be reactive at 9

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Hi, I have a one year old Beagle who started to be reactive at 9 months old when she sees other dogs. She is not aggressive, but does come across as though she wants to fight, but all she wants to do is to say hello and then move on. We have tried using treats as we walk past other dogs and also tyurning ar turning around as soon as she starts rooing at other dogs and walking in the opposite direction until she is calm, but am wondering if there are any other ways we can train this out of her. We like to take our dogs on holiday and into pubs, but can't at the moment.
JA: Hi there. The Vet will be able to answer your question, plus any follow-ups you may have. What's the Beagle's name?
Customer: Doris She is an absolute sweetheart and very loving and friendly. She goes to doggy daycare and gets on well with all the dogs. In fact all the boys love her
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: I don't think so. We have another dog who has separation anxiety, but he is getting on now and I don't think he affects Doris

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I have been in the dog field for 25 years. I am a Therapy Dog & AKC Evaluator/trainer/ as well as an assistance/service dog trainer, specializing in behavior. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

If her goal is to play, then you may want to teach her the difference between speak and quiet and use the quiet command.

If she is acting aggressive then continue to give yourself distance by turing around or crossing the street. But you also want her heel and leave it commands down very firm so you only say them once and she will listen and obey.

You may have to do some behavior adjustment type training to where you start out at a distance and move closer over time..

I would not bring her out to busy places until she has her commands down 100%.

If you have never used a clicker , you have to load it first before you start training. This just means you do 10 to 15 repetitions of clicking and treating so she knows that after the click sound, she is rewarded. The click sound, as you train, is actually a marker that she has done the right thing. The clicker costs about 2 dollars in a pet store.

Zac George -loading the clicker

Clicker training/positive method training/ print off

use a variety of items for training leave it so the dog knows it pertains to everything in its sight. Include using a remote control car for moving items

clicker leave it

clicker maintaining focus

Training method BAT


Speak & Quiet


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