|Barked: Fri Jul 19, '13 11:52pm PST |
|I've been hearing about the R- aspect of BAT lately and personally, I believe that if done correctly, then that aspect of it is pretty minimal. It does take finesse though, but when it all falls into place it's pretty empowering for the dog (and human!) as they are learning that they can in fact, control their environment with their behaviour.
I know that for us, Rexy learning that she can disengage from other dogs without any negative consequences (dogs running at us or getting in our space), and then practicing that disengagement, has been particularly valuable.
Charlie, I don't think that I've ever had a problem with Rexy trying to turn around while we are walking away from a trigger during a training session. Yes, we've had some moments of bad timing (or unexpected behaviour from the other dog) that has lead to a bark and lunge, but she recovers quickly and is ready to work again in just a few moments.
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