Shake It Off

If you get ‘stuck’ in training, or your dog has a reaction to an obstacle or frustrated, it can be beneficial to shake it off by asking your dog to do something else – a rote behavior they find rewarding and will perform in any environment.  For Nova, this was wave – for Quick it’s ‘watch me!’  These tricks make the dog reset a little bit to a less stressful space, and can help you regain control of the situation.