Keep distant from triggers to prevent reacting. If your dog reacts, you're too close!
Stay Under Threshold
Countercondition by pairing triggers with treats. Change the emotional response.
Use cues like "watch" and touch to redirect attention during walks. Defuse reactions.
Focus & Touch Cues
Try front-clip harnesses and double attachments to reduce lunging and give you control.
Gradually expose puppy to sights/sounds under threshold to prevent reactivity from under-socialization.
A dog who looks to you for guidance is less reactive. Reinforce obedience cues.
Avoid on leash greetings. Walk off-hours when fewer triggers are out and about.