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2 responses to “Don’t let your dog snap”

  1. Sharlene M. Davis

    Nice article especially about the NOT petting on top of head–A chin is more better for a greet

  2. Lisa Flynn

    Good advice.
    I’ve found that using obedience commands to tell the dog what TO do instead of just correcting for what NOT to do can be very helpful. The dog gains confidence and self control when using the commands.
    I usually instruct my clients to have guests give the commands on occasion as well. The dog appreciates that the guest now “speaks their language”. Also the more people using the language with the dog helps them to be more comfortable around people.