Dog reactivity progress :)

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  1. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    I've been working really hard on Sierra's dog issues (with Kerri, who rocks big time!!)

    Today was the first time I've seen any real progress, but I was THRILLED!

    A big black lab came into the store. She's had issues with this dog before, and we've worked directly ON her issues with this dog before (focusing on me, lots of reward for good behaviour, ignoring bad, etc.)

    Sierra snarked at Raven, but almost immediatley snapped out of it, came to me and sat, focusing right on me!! I of course praised her like CRAZY! I then spent a few minutes giving her and Raven treats together, and when Raven got bored and walked away, she GOT UP TO FOLLOW! No hackles up, no snarkyness, just curiosity. She sniffed Ravens butt, got lots of praise, and we ended the visit on a very positive note.

    I'm just so proud that she's showing improvement!!
     
  2. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    That's awesome news! Awesome awesome awesome!!

    *throws treats to Sierra and cookies to VS*
     
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    lizzybeth727 New Member

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    Yaaaaay!!!!!
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    WOW I am soo glad :D
     
  5. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    Thanks guys, I was super proud of her :) I know this is the exception, not the rule at this point, and I still expect snarkyness, but the progress is SO relieving!! I was getting so stressed out about it.
     
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    Awesome congrats, reactivity is something that requires a lot of understanding and work. It can take a while but it is very rewarding when you are successful.
     
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    Have you seen the book "Control Unleashed"? It's especially for working with reactive dogs.
     

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