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Old June 1st, 2013, 07:22 AM
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I also agree with the GL or Halti approach - you can redirect the head and have your puppers focus back on you and away from that exciting other dog approaching I'd also start teaching a 'look at me' command - so when that other dogs approaches, you can give the command and your dog is more interested in looking at you.

With Loki - I taught him that a cluck of my tongue (I was too lazy to get a clicker..) meant for him to look at me and he got a really high value reward. We practiced it lots and now we can walk by other dogs with no problem - in fact, he looks at me before I even give the signal now

As long as you're very sure your dog is just excited and it's not a reactivity issue or fear... in that case, I would suggest you look up and practice BAT: http://functionalrewards.com/

Good luck to you
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