The Power of Movement: Teaching Back and Forth

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When dogs encounter triggers, they often freeze and become rigid. This reaction not only makes it challenging to extricate both a guardian and dog from a potentially dangerous situation but it also increases the likelihood that the dog will become tense and react explosively. Teaching a dog to keep moving can help create distance between the dog and the trigger quickly, not only ensuring the dog’s safety but also providing the dog with an alternative activity in the presence of a trigger.