In episode 21, I discuss two different questions that have come in from a lot of listeners. Question1) what can I do to make my dog more comfortable during 4th of July fireworks? Question 2) what should I do if I’m out for a walk with my dog and a seemingly unfriendly, off-leash dog comes running up and forces and interaction?
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In this session:
I discuss two different questions that have come in from a lot of listeners.
Question 1) what can I do to make my dog more comfortable during 4th of July fireworks?
Question 2) what should I do if I’m out for a walk with my dog and a seemingly unfriendly, off-leash dog comes running up and forces and interaction?
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Here’s a link to some fireworks sounds that I found on YouTube: Click Here
Off leash dog running up to you:
Here’s a little clip I found on YouTube that demonstrates the use of bear spray on a charging dog.
The side bar lesson to this video is – please don’t just let your dog out into your, unfenced, front yard to go to the bathroom. I say this not just for the safety and respect of your neighbors, but for the protection of your own dog. The dog in the video runs across the road to go into the neighbor’s yard after the person in the driveway. This is a classic scenario where a dog is focused in on something they’re running after and they won’t notice a car driving down the road straight at them. There are a lot of vets that can tell you about many scenarios just like this, when coupled with a driver that is inattentive for just a second, which results in a broken a leg or dead dog.
Also, you’ll get along with all your neighbors better if you don’t allow your dog out into the neighborhood by themselves to charge at, intimidate or bark at anyone they want to.
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Let me know how the 4th goes and let me know if you have any scenarios or techniques that work for you in these off-leash dog encounters.
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