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Old October 26th, 2010, 12:07 PM
PeterAlphaPaws PeterAlphaPaws is offline
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Originally Posted by BenMax View Post
My dogs do not take well to humans with winter hats or caps..never mind costumes.

Regardless, any training is good as far as I am concerned.
Just as with many human fears, a dogs' can be overcome with consistent desensitization sessions. This is what we are trying to accomplish with the routine at the door exercise. If your dog reacts strongly to hats, caps or costumes etc. build that into your practice sessions. But remember, there is a fine line between desensitization and traumatization. Do not throw your dog into a situation too far too fast. Take things slow one small step at a time and stay positive!
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