Posts Tagged:Barrier Frustration

Leash Reactivity Leash reactivity, another form of barrier frustration, is common among dogs. Leash reactivity happens when dogs experience increased anxiety at the sight of something they want to get to (but cannot get too due to the leash) in their environment – this can include other dogs, people, squirrels, cars, etc. Typical signs of leash reactivity…

What is Barrier Frustration? The term “barrier frustration” refers to the excitement, agitation, and anxiety a dog experiences when prevented from reaching something that they desire. This could be a toy, treat, another dog, or a person. The “barrier” is whatever is holding the dog back from the thing they want to get to. Common…

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