My Pet World: Conditioning A Dog Around Skateboards, Fixing A Cat During A Pandemic
Last updated 6/3/2020 at 4:12pm
My eight-year-old, 80-pound boxer/pit mix reacts horribly to skateboards. I have tried everything. A recent column of yours addressed methods of stopping dog fighting. One example was spraying citronella to deescalate. Might that work to calm a dog from overreacting to a skateboard?
Long Beach, N.Y.
Citronella spray won’t work in this situation and will only make him more fearful when he hears or sees skateboards, depending on what triggers his response. I don’t know under what circumstance he is encountering skateboarders, but I assume there is no way...