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  • Michael D'Abruzzo

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    February 16, 2023 at 6:11 pm
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    HI Kim!

    Does he have a collar on? And if he does, does he have any issues with you putting a regular collar on and off?

    My first thoughts are that he may have had a bad experience with leash training before you got him and probably needs counter-conditioning along with desensitizing or flooding if necessary since it is obviously an irrational fear.

    He can probably get over it quick once it is attached and associated with treat-based training.

    Thoughts?