Pupdate - Zuke
Zuke gets very excited around strangers, often resulting in uncontrolled barking. Last week we taught him a Quiet cue which is fairly successful at stopping the barking, but it does not address the excitement. The purpose of Dr. Karen Overall's Protocol for Relaxation is to teach the dog to sit and stay while relaxing in a variety of circumstances. For the first couple of tries Zuke couldn't finish the tasks, but with practice he was able to complete the first set for all three of us.
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Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI