Support rather than Demand. Dog with hunting instinct off-leash.
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By establishing signals for every-day situations your dog is able to retain all liberties. The ultimate reward of building your leadership skills is the moment when the journey becomes more meaningful than simply focusing on outcomes.
The knowledge that your dog will react to your signals and calls even in a worst-case situation will stop you from exhibiting controlling and limiting behavior, therefore reducing your own anxiety.
Your dog will experience you differently as well. She will trust you and will not have to question each of your decisions. Instead of looking for the next opportunity to protest, your dog will finally be able to enjoy being outside with you in public as you explore this new and interesting world together.