What is it?
- Your dog will relax and focus on you around distractions
- Also called: Click for Nothing
Why do it?
- Improves frustration tolerance
- Prepares dog for real life situations in which tethering is necessary (e.g., camping)
- Prevents chasing or harassing other pets (chickens, cats, etc.)
- Prevents barking, pulling, and lunging on leash when triggered by another dog, cat, etc.
When to use it
- When classmates are walking past, taking their seats
- In parking lot, when classmates are walking their dogs to and from the classroom
- When tethered
- When crated
- On walks when your dog is excited or afraid of something
- In the car to promote relaxation and acceptance of the car
- When visitors arrive
- When your dog is tempted to harass other pets
- When you first arrive home
- Click the instant your dog glances at a trigger; delays train your dog to stare and tune you out.
- Click and treat to reinforce calm behavior
- Practice daily
**Never leave your dog unattended while tethered
**Avoid tethering for long periods of time without reinforcement