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Training Through The Trigger Part 2: Put out the firework before it's lit!

Updated: Mar 30, 2022

If you were confronted with a choice to chase after someone, would you be more likely to do so if you are already standing?... Or if you were sitting/ laying down?

I'm going to take a wild guess and say if you are already standing, you would be more likely to participate in the chase.

We can use this same logic with dogs.

If your dog is triggered by movement (cars passing, dogs walking, bikers, etc)....

We can inhibit their desire and motivation to chase/ react by defaulting them to a sit or down position.

When sitting or laying down, you are naturally in a more relaxed state... (Hello couch after a long day of work)!

The same goes for dogs.

Standing in an upright and often forward position enhances the launch and reaction when a trigger arises.

Given a down position, it calms the mind and creates extra work to get up and react.

Try it next time you're out for a walk.

Put in work, see results.


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