When you hear me talking about advocating for your dog, by whatever means necessary… I really really mean it! If your dog is going to trust you with his/her safety rather than taking over and becoming leash reactive/aggressive and defending him/herself then you MUST protect them.
You MUST correct poor choices.
You MUST lead them.
You MUST firmly take responsibility for all situations… that’s what strong and dependable leaders do.
That’s what our dog’s need from us so that they can do their work despite what’s going on around them. It’s very much a team effort.
I am so incredibly proud of you and the amazing leaders you’ve become for your very lucky dogs!