Barrier Frustration in Dogs

Dogs may react to visual triggers like people or dogs behind fences or glass.


Leashes, doors, crates and gates that restrict access can also spark frustration.

Physical Barriers 

More mental and physical activity reduces boredom and channels energy positively.  

Brain Games & Exercise

Work on commands like “leave it,” “look at me,” and “sit-stay” to teach calmer responses.

 Impulse Control Training 

Bring high-value treats on walks to refocus attention when reacting to fences or windows.

 Distract During Walks

Gradually get closer to triggers like fences while praising and rewarding relaxed behavior.


Changing these behaviors takes time and diligent training. Stick with it!

Patience & Consistency 

Fear Aggression in Dogs