reactive dog?

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  1. adojrts

    adojrts New Member

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  2. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    Has anyone ever read...

    Focus not fear
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    Scaredy Dog

    They are books on reactive dogs that i am thinking about ordering off of amazon.com for Ruckus
     
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    Nope.

    But I've read and highly suggest "Click to Calm."
     
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    elegy overdogged

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    i have both of the ali brown books but i haven't read them yet. i've paged through both and they look very promising. scaredy dog is more of a "how to" book and focus not fear is a diary of classes illustrating how everything works in actual practice.
     
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    I've found the word "reactive" is often used to candy-coat what is actually "aggressive" behavior in dogs.

    It seems to be a blanket diagnosis some trainers and behaviorists pull out of their hat any time a dog is confused, insecure, or just plain spoiled.

    A truly "reactive dog", meaning a dog who is chosing flight over fight, is one thing. A dog who claims space, disciplines humans, and moves into another being's space in order to "get them before they get me" is behaving in an aggressive manner.

    IMO
     
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    An interesting opinion.

    Sounds like you're not clear on the differences between "reactive" and "aggressive", and that's ok, the lines aren't exactly clear. There was a thread here a few weeks ago about the difference between aggressive and reactive, though, so hopefully none of us will have to rehash that discussion again.
     
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    That was a great thread. :)
     

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