huh, so he doesn't like traffic? That's funny b/c neither
Tue May 15, 2012 4:12pm
When we get to an intersection, she will stand a few feet behind me and won't go near the street. I always say "wait" and I hold the leash a little bit firmly (not pulling, but firm) so that she knows "Mommy is in control". This seems to help her confidence with traffic. Then when she is allowed to cross I say "Free", which is our release word. It's her cue that it's safe to cross the street.
Maybe practice something like this with Hugo?? I think it helps them to know that their human "has got this one" and they don't have to worry, especially for the doodles that don't have the "I'm the king of the world" complex ;)
of the block where we live towards the main street where the traffic is. He stops in his tracks and refuses to move or take treats. I sometimes manage to try to run so he starts moving/slowly running ... more
huh, so he doesn't like traffic? That's funny b/c neither Sarah (Scout, Java & Perl),Tue May 15 4:12pm
to all of the hustle and bustle of the main street. Maybe make him Sit when he feels unsure and wants to turn around, squat down next to him and just reassure him, maybe offer a treat of high value... more