Getting through a tantrum is hard. I have seen dogs throw tantrums when I first put a leash on them for years. So many people become worried about their dog when this happens and it’s actually a trap. If you apply pressure to the leash and the dog throws a tantrum and you then release the pressure midway through the tantrum, the dog will now think, that throwing a tantrum is the answer and throw more tantrums. Obviously, you are not trying to choke or hurt your dog in any way. You are just trying to have a very normal dialogue with the dog. You are not yelling or excited, you just stay nice and calm. Once the dog deescalates and becomes calm, you get to relax and the dog will understand, that he/she has to become calm when the leash is put on.
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