Tips for Improving Leash Reactivity in Dogs

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. 

Positive Association  

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. 

Proper Equipment  

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.

Obedience Training  

Avoid on leash greetings. Walk off-hours when fewer triggers are out and about.  


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