Teaching a Dog to Focus to Reduce its Stress and Protective Aggression

By: David Codr

Published Date: May 14, 2019

For this Omaha in home dog training session we teach 3 year-old Pit Havoc to focus on his guardians to help reduce his stress and occasional guarding behavior.

Teaching a dog to focus is a wonderful way to redirect its attention away from things it may be reacting to. Additionally the way we train a dog to focus has the added benefit of stopping the production of cortisol, the stress hormone, in the dog’s body. And anyone can do this, its not limited to professional Pitbull dog trainers.

Practicing calling the dog away from or start practicing the focus before its reacting can help the dog learn a new replacement behavior. It will take practice at this focus exercise while progressively increasing the duration, but based on how well Havoc responded during this in home dog training session, Im confident the guardian will have this down in a week or so.

I shared a number of other dog behavior tips in this session so we recorded a roadmap to success video to help the guardian remember them all.

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