Training Blog - Boss
Boss, a 9-month old Shih Tzu/Yorkshire Terrier mix, has a pretty severe fear of new people. He growls, barks, lunges, and snaps at the mere presence of strangers. I immediately began a counterconditioning program. By the end of the night I was able to sit a couple of feet away without him barking. Doesn't sound like much, but it was major progress in an just an hours' time.
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Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI