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10-26-2014 03:02 PM
DJEtzel
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Yeah. He also has a crush on Max's dog Toula. He can be dog reactive but for her he went up with a loose wiggly body and sniffed noses.
And you remember the correction he got for reacting to her a few weeks ago? You were concerned he may have a negative association, but it appears that now that he understands the rules and they are very clear, that he is comfortable to act friendly. Great to hear!!
10-26-2014 02:09 PM
glowingtoadfly Yeah. He also has a crush on Max's dog Toula. He can be dog reactive but for her he went up with a loose wiggly body and sniffed noses.
10-23-2014 11:56 PM
DJEtzel
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Grim greeted my in-laws happily and didn't bark at them and took treats from both of them for the first time yesterday. We start work with a trainer on Saturday. In other news, the yard is a mud pit.
Sounds like correcting him a week or so ago when they were over really helped!!
10-23-2014 07:52 PM
glowingtoadfly Grim greeted my in-laws happily and didn't bark at them and took treats from both of them for the first time yesterday. We start work with a trainer on Saturday. In other news, the yard is a mud pit.
09-26-2014 08:20 PM
glowingtoadfly At a year and two months old, he is still very much a puppy. Hopefully we can get some answers.
09-26-2014 07:43 PM
lalachka
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Well, there are no promises with aggression. We have an appointment, we'll see how it goes. We haven't been taking him for walks yet. I'm working on counterconditioning him to a muzzle, and my husband got a beware of dog sign for the yard.
Yep there aren't. I know someone that had a biter and I looked for trainers for her and they all say the same thing. No guarantees.

Actually they can't guarantee it for many reasons. First of all, it's an animal. Never guarantees about anything there. And second, they can't make sure that the owners will follow everything to the letter. A dog will bite in one home and won't in another (this isn't about you, just a general)
09-26-2014 07:42 PM
glowingtoadfly I know that the vet behaviorist will probably tell us to stop using a prong with Grim. I don't know what I will do. If she tells me to, he will probably go back to a no pull harness. Vet behaviorists are trained very well at what they do.
09-26-2014 07:04 PM
glowingtoadfly Well, there are no promises with aggression. We have an appointment, we'll see how it goes. We haven't been taking him for walks yet. I'm working on counterconditioning him to a muzzle, and my husband got a beware of dog sign for the yard.
09-26-2014 03:42 PM
Steve Strom
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I had to sign a form releasing the vet behaviorist from any indemnity should the training for aggression not work.
I know I'm pretty cynical, but does that inspire confidence in you?
09-26-2014 02:57 PM
Steve Strom I don't know Emily, but that doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in me. I'm an "Expert". "But don't blame me."
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