|Barked: Sat Dec 22, '12 10:40am PST |
|First, you need to desensitize to the leash. The leash should no longer be the cue that walks are coming AND should be the cue to offer an appropriate behavior (ie sit).
I would start with e NEW leash stored at a NEW location (because you will need to continue to use the old leash from the old location for walks while you work through the new behavior).
Get out new leash. Walk around with it. Wait for calm behavior. Click. Treat. put away the leash. Repeat until your dog no longer gets revved up up seeing the leash.
Next, add a sit. So get out leash, wait for sit (you may have to cue it the first few times), click, treat, put leash away.
When your dog starts to sit as soon as you get out the leash, you need to start working on attaching the leash. You may have to break this down into small steps (ie, touch collar with other hand, if dog stays sitting click, treat, touch collar/reach with leash, touch collar with one free hand and leash in other, snap on leash and remove, snap on leash and go for a walk).
If at any time the crazt behavior starts again, simply put away the leash and walk away.
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