Sometimes it can be hard for me to find a place that is quiet enough to think clearly so I can write.
Recently, I decided to try hiding in my car in the back parking lot.
It was the perfect plan.
There was nobody outside and the people inside were occupied with running a class.
I sat in silence for almost 10 whole minutes.
Just long enough for me to be completely engrossed in planning my next post.
Then my daughter Emma came out and saw me…
Problem was, I didn’t see her.
Emma knocked on my car window and I jumped half a mile.
I hate to be startled.
I’m not the kind of person that willingly goes to a movie full of jump scares. You won’t catch me standing in line at a haunted house.
But, the thing is, Emma got my attention even though I was completely caught up in what I was doing.
Sometimes, dog training is like that.
There are times that your dog will be completely engrossed in something that has his attention, whether it’s chasing a squirrel, jumping on guests, barking at the mailman, or getting into the trash.
It’s important to be able to get his attention when his focus is so far away from us.
It’s even more important to be able to get your dog to respond to commands when he is so distracted.
Occasionally, using something that startles your dog can be helpful in getting him to stop when he is engrossed in a negative behavior.
Other times, it is best to step in and redirect.
No matter what, training your dog to respond, even when he’d rather not, makes all the difference when distractions are intense.
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