Dog and Cat Socialization: Training for Hyper-Excited Dogs

Training for Hyper-Excited Dogs and Fearful Cats

My intention during the first part of this video was to keep Ludo from charging at the cat in the crate. I got in front of him, and down at his eye level because that often times makes it easier for dogs to settle. Ideally, I would have liked to give Ludo more space, to keep him under-threshold. Unfortunately, the apartment was only so big. I was NOT attempting any type of submissive hold, I was only waiting until Ludo was calm enough to begin training. I also though it would be helpful to show people his baseline response to the cat – prior to training.

Hit “like” and “subscribe” for more training videos. Go to for information about training services. Training by Alyssa Rose (Lapinel), Certified Professional Dog Trainer, based in San Diego, California. In this video we are systematically desensitizing and counter-conditioning a dog to a cat, and vice versa.