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yes , good point Karen , and as Sophia Yin said " Dogs need to learn to calmly accept someone grabbing their collars or even their skin. People frequently get bitten when they suddenly grab their dogs to keep them from darting out the door or otherwise getting into trouble. One of the most common bite scenarios occurs during a dog fight when someone grabs one of the fighting dogs by the collar. When the aroused dog feels his collar being grabbed, he automatically turns and bites. We can decrease the chances of dogs being startled in this manner by desensitizing and
counterconditioning puppies to collar grabs. Of course, all of these techniques work with adult dogs, too."
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild