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maybe you need to start doing some distraction training along with confidence building. find out what motivates her with distractions and go from there. its tough. We had that problem with one of the dogs we fostered a while ago before military life. it sounds to me like she's lacking in confidence and thats why she hits the deck the way she does. She gets reactive but goes all submissive when she actually gets face to face. She's nervous and scared. what do you usually use to train her? try that with distraction training. get her around dogs that are pretty calm and collected and see if she'll relax and somewhat overcome her fear and go from there.
 

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one thing i can suggest is when she starts getting reactive like that, walk the opposite direction. When she calms down, praise her. and try again. Desensitize her. if the treats and eye contact wont work in that instance work up to that. If she's removed from the situation she'll learn that behavior doesnt get her what she wants which is to meet the other dogs.
 

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i would start with the shy dog class but i would also suggest looking into a private trainer that would have experience in dealing with fear and submission in dogs. It would help greatly to know other methods that might help you help her become more confident. The change direction when she starts reacting usually is advised also for aggressive dogs. Its a pretty good help with reactive dogs with consistant training.
 

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i would start with the shy dog class but i would also suggest looking into a private trainer that would have experience in dealing with fear and submission in dogs. It would help greatly to know other methods that might help you help her become more confident. The change direction when she starts reacting usually is advised also for aggressive dogs. Its a pretty good help with reactive dogs with consistant training.
 

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no problem. I totally understand the frustration the comes with a reactive dog whether its fear, aggression or something else. time, patience and constant training will get you results. Its trying sometimes but well worth it in the end. Good luck!
 
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