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Letting the Passerby’s Pass

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 Letting the Passerby’s Pass
Sometimes when walking your dog it is best to move onto the grass and let others pass.
On the street and sidewalk bikers, people, other dogs, etc. walk toward your and pass you.
 Rather than just allowing your dog to pull on the leash toward the stimuli lets teach your dog to sit.
Carry plenty of treats on you during your leash walks.  When someone goes to pass you ask your dog to move onto the tree lawn (target works great for this).  Targeting is when your dog follows your hand with his muzzle and then touches his muzzle to your hand.  Place a treat inbetween your thumb and pointer finger.  Your palm is open and facing your dog.  Start with your hand an inch or two away from your dog’s muzzle.  Your hand is perpendicular to the ground.  Then move your hand away from your dog’s muzzle and C/T (click and treat) when he touches his muzzle to your hand.  When moving your hand, move it so that you are guiding your dog off of the sidewalk and onto the tree lawn.
The next step is to train your dog to sit as the stimuli passes you up.  Tell your dog “sit” then C/T.  Repeat this multiple times saying “sit” C/T.  The best results are created with a fast repetition.  It is best to say “sit” immediately after your dog eats his treat and then click as you are putting another treat in your hand.  Then give your dog the treat.  If your dog is having a difficult time holding the sit then hold numerous treats in your hand so you don’t have to take the time to reach for them from your treat bag.
When the stimulus passes you tell your dog “okay” and continue on your walk.
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Sometimes when walking your dog it is best to move onto the grass and let others pass.
 
On the street and sidewalk bikers, people, other dogs, etc. walk toward your and pass you.

Rather than just allowing your dog to pull on the leash toward the stimuli lets teach your dog to sit.

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Carry plenty of treats on you during your leash walks.  When someone goes to pass you ask your dog to move onto the tree lawn (target works great for this).  Targeting is when your dog follows your hand with his muzzle and then touches his muzzle to your hand.  Place a treat inbetween your thumb and pointer finger.  Your palm is open and facing your dog.  Start with your hand an inch or two away from your dog’s muzzle.  Your hand is perpendicular to the ground.  Then move your hand away from your dog’s muzzle and C/T (click and treat) when he touches his muzzle to your hand.  When moving your hand, move it so that you are guiding your dog off of the sidewalk and onto the tree lawn.
The next step is to train your dog to sit as the stimuli passes you up.  Tell your dog “sit” then C/T.  Repeat this multiple times saying “sit” C/T.  The best results are created with a fast repetition.  It is best to say “sit” immediately after your dog eats his treat and then click as you are putting another treat in your hand.  Then give your dog the treat.  If your dog is having a difficult time holding the sit then hold numerous treats in your hand so you don’t have to take the time to reach for them from your treat bag.
When the stimulus passes you tell your dog “okay” and continue on your walk.
Spread the Word: 
 
Puppy Kindergarten and Elementary Obedience Courses starting today and continuing until the end of the year.  Join at anytime.  The sooner you join the sooner you create the obedient dog of your dreams!
Best Training Wishes!
Johanna Teresi, Professional Owner and Trainer of Four Legged Scholars LLC

2 responses to “Letting the Passerby’s Pass”

  1. PuppyTrainer says:

    This is a big problem I see with many dog owners. The dog just starts jerking the leash towards the person thats trying to get by and scaring them. Sure they say “oh this dog is friendly.” but friendly or not it should sit and wait for the person to get by.

    • Thank you for your insight. I totally agree with this 🙂 It is important to acknowledge how the approaching will feel. I really enjoy your postings as well. I like the one about teaching boxers to bark only on command. This helps reduce barking for sure. It is time for me to train my puppy to bark as a trick 🙂 Have a great summer 🙂

      -Johanna

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