Larraine’s air sprayer – barking scenario:
Be sure to approach problem solving and behavior modification by dealing with systemic, foundational stuff first. Work in these three steps: Relationship, then basic core skills, and finally, policies (or the behavior that you want to deal with)
If you give your dog some form of balanced negative feedback, be sure to re-bond with them afterward.
Tammy’s puppy “downing” challenges:
- First, make sure you have a hungry puppy, or have good high value treats.
- Second, decrease distraction as much as possible.
Then, regarding down:
- Use the tunnel under your leg luring system
- Or try the leg scooping placing them in a down for the first couple dozen repetitions.