“Open Bar/ Closed Bar”
Basics: When something your dog reacts to is near to the dog, the dog gets fed
When that thing goes away, the food goes away
1. Put your dog behind a safety barrier. Use your mat if you have already used that.
2. Let the other dog approach just below your dog’s threshold, Feed! Feed! Feed! (Bar is open)
3. The other dog will pause a second (literally) and walk away
4. The moment the other dog starts to increase distance NO FOOD (the bar is closed)
You are changing the association of a dog being close.
This LOOKS incredibly easy and is really hard.