15 Jul Reactive Dog – Triggers
One of the best things you can do when you have a reactive dog is make a comprehensive list of the triggers they react to.
This is Tyson’s list:
Intact boisterous puppies between the ages of 4-9 months.
Large dogs (especially Shepherds, Great Danes, Labs, Dobermans, Rottweilers)
Teenage Boys with afros
Kids that stare at him
I want to say this WAS Tyson’s list because we have made considerable improvement but once your dog is reactive they must always be managed. We can never take a chance for him to practice any aggressive behaviours again.
In Pamela Dennison’s book How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong, there is comprehensive list of “My Dog’s Issues” that is helpful to fill out.