Counterconditioning @ Dog Park | SpiritDog Academy

Counterconditioning @ Dog Park

The last barking counterconditioning session I shared with you didn’t go so well …

So it is time for an update now 🙂

Here is a video I filmed during a morning counterconditioning session near a dog park. I specifically picked this park because some of the dogs there are very barky – we have worked on Party’s CER with barking and I thought he was ready for it.

He did quite perfectly, as you can see he was able to sniff and mind his own business the entire time.

If you look closely, you can see him raising his head and looking at the dogs, but going right back to sniffing.

Altogether, I was extremely happy with the session and how he is doing!

A little tip mentioned in the video:

I am using premade raw food as treats. We talk about this in the lesson on choosing the right treats. Most dogs LOVE premade raw food. Because it is, well, raw meat 😉 At the same time, it is designed to be a complete meal and very healthy. So I can easily use Party’s entire breakfast allowance for training.

(As a small dog, I really have to watch his weight a lot more than my larger dogs’). If you own a dog who is struggling with keeping a healthy weight, definitely check this out!