Everyone should play this game with their dog as you never know when you may need to grab your dog’s collar for their safety or to redirect them from something. Some dogs don’t like the collar being touched because they associate it being clipped onto a lead and removal of their freedom so we don’t want them to see a collar grab as them being captured, instead it’s an opportunity to come in close and have fun with YOU!
Even though all dogs have an opposition reflex which means they pull against you if you pull first, this game can change that association so that they move closer to you when you grab their collar. Play this game with collar and harness if your dog wears a harness.
Part of both predation substitute training and recall programs.