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The trainer I worked with for Zeke, our first Golden, said to never step around your dog . . . they should learn to move for you. Zeke always seemed to want to claim the spot I usually occupied . . . the spot in front of the kitchen sink, the drivers seat in the car, etc. Over time I taught him to respond to "I need to get there" or "excuse me" which meant move yourself out of the way. Initially, I think I just moved into the space and gave him a little push if necessary. It may be more difficult for you but perhaps the walker getting close will give him the message.
Sunfire's Amazing Grace, CGC, CCA, Pet Partner therapy dog, 9/12/2013 Zoe
, Rockwall Nantucket Breeze, BN, CGC, Delta therapy dog, 5/4/2008 - 10/28/2013 Zeke
, our introduction to the world of Golden Retrievers, 6/12/1997 - 12/18/2007