Mellow - Reactive Dog Training
with Melissa Dallier of ACanineAffinity, Training Advocate

Here is a short video of a session with "Mellow" - He is aroused by dogs which can lead to barking, lunging, spinning, growling and more. Mellow is dog social with the right dogs.


In this short clip you will see that he is looking at dogs in the distance, at about 75 feet away. I am allowing him to look without too much interference, just a lot of praise, because he is showing calm body language. What is calm body language from Mellow (all dogs will be a bit different):


Soft spine

Low Tail

Soft face (relaxed eyes/ears and mouth)

Easily moving away from the dogs


No lunging/barking

No pulling on the leash

No whining

No hyper-vigiliance


He is panting because of the temperature outside. If it is not hot outside and your dog is panting during a session, there is a chance they are becoming too stressed. Best to take a break or stop.


Questions about this video? Just ask!!


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