Cooper’s leash reactivity and territorial behavior was fueled by his anxiety…

This of course made it very difficult to walk him, and very risky to have visitors! His family was confused because Cooper was a pretty great dog otherwise. He knew his commands, too, but he didn’t listen when there were distractions around.

Cooper and his owner learned many new skills, like how to heel, which helped overcome his leash reactivity. They also learned the place command and how to use it  to overcome his anxiety in the house.

Our first step was to teach Cooper’s owner how to teach him to relax, and how to focus!

Click “continue reading” to watch Cooper learn to relax! –> 

Is your dog anxious, or does he react to visitors, or people on the street? Colonial Dog Training offers in home dog training in the Boston and Providence areas. If you’re outside that area, find a trainer closer to you!