Every dog has a safe space. You can’t see or feel it but consider a bubble that surrounds the dog and makes him feel comfortable.
We see a lot of information on how to cope with reactivity in dogs but we see few on understanding why it happens.
To the dog that reacts, it’s a world fraught with danger. People approach with outstretched hands and deaf ears whilst other dogs race up to their space, with few social skills of their own. Big metal boxes roar by on wheels and children scream – all the time!
Dogs do talk and it’s very important to listen, particularly to signs of anxiety.
If a barking dog at the end of the leash is a daily grind for you, read on and learn positive change.