This video is taken directly out of our online course, Leash Reactivity with Tyler Muto.
This is another major concept that plays a big role in our overall rehabilitation. Traditional dog training has always taught us that obedience commands should be absolute, and that even if a dog is nervous we should always make them work through it and stay the course. In my experience this is not only less effective, but can also be damaging to your relationship with your dog. Successful rehabilitation, to a great extent, is about giving your dog options, and teaching them which options are better than others. Through practice and repetition the dog eventually learns to make these choices on their own, independently of your presence.