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Old 07-18-04, 01:38 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Matt_K
When we walk and people are coming towards us, i either move off the sidewalk and let them pass or i hold her even closer to me..
When you tighten up on the leash it translates to the dog that that situation is something to be nervous about (since you are the dominant one, they are listenting to your body language to guage the situation) and can eventually cause the dog to develop nervous behaviours with people passing by. An alternative to this is to have your dog stop and sit and you can start patting and "bonding" and using lots of positive reinforcement instead.
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