C’est vrai!Ah, I see, that's how you've been doing LAT, you just haven't been doing it in the hallway of a lively downtown apartment building in one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Good learning lesson for anyone following along: dogs do not generalize well. You can practice on a dozen umbrellas, and then someone shows up with a golf umbrella and the dog reacts. C'est la vie avec des caniches. (I muddled my languages for a moment and wrote: c'est la vie con des caniches, lol.)
As I was typing that, a dog gave a loud, sharp bark right at our door. While Peggy’s been rolling with the more distant hall barks reasonably well, this was a whole new level of provocation.
While I can’t stay ahead of all these triggers, I can reward bounce-back. And Peggy just got a big piece of juicy chicken breast for immediately shaking it off. (Literally. I rewarded her for shaking her body and doing a bow stretch.)