Before we begin desensitization and counter-conditioning for his leash reactivity, we taught Fritz how to Leave it. He learned it so quickly that we had extra time to take a walk, where we encountered 2 dogs. The first was an Lhasa Apso, and although Fritz was excited, he did not lunge or bark at the dog, but he did sniff. The second dog, a Standard Poodle, Fritz did bark and lunge at from across the street, which was just too close for him. We will have to adjust our training for the next session.
Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI