BAT (Behavioral Adjustment Training) for dog’s fear of bicycle and (Unintentional) Trigger Stacking

Jessie pulled the bicycle over on herself several months ago. When I noticed recently that she was scared when a bike was standing in the driveway, and she was in the house, I realized the extent of her fear and that we needed to get her over her fear of it. This is our first series of training sessions. It is not an ideal location due to other unpredictable triggers in the environment. First some little kids, then a dog, then more kids walking by added to the list of triggers that she had to deal with. Observe what behaviors she adds as she gets more stressed. BAT is from Grisha Stewart’s operant approach at to help dog’s get over fears and learn to self-calm in stressful situations.

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