In this episode we have a special guest joining us - our training guru extraordinaire....David Thatcher!!!!
David is our Jedi master dog trainer extraordinaire supreme.
We start the show with some questions for David:
Today we are going to discuss fear imprint periods: segment of time where dogs are more apt to become fearful to certain stimuli.
There are several of them over the life of a dog -
The size of the dog also may have something to do with fear periods.
So how do we recognize a fear impact period? What are the signs?
If the dog cannot interact with the scary thing or even look at it, just reward them for even being in the vicinity of it.
Is there any difference in fear periods between different breeds of dogs? Is it harder to work through them for some breeds?
Any common myths/mistakes that are detrimental to the dogs during fear imprint periods?
Any examples of our own dogs with fear imprint periods?
What is David currently up to if people were wanting to find him/ask him questions?
Reach out to us if you have questions!