congrats and good job!!! progress is progress no matter how small!!!!
It sure does feel good! I'm glad to know it isn't a lost cause!I know what you mean. These dogs learn so fast that it's easy to expect their behavior to change just as quickly. It's taken more time than I expected to get Iska less reactive, but she is definitely coming around. Feels good when they do it right.
Awesome! I agree, patience and persistence is key - good for you for sticking it out. It's not always easy, I know.I've taken him to classes and work with him at home. I truly believe that you can take as many classes as possible, but it takes TIME for them to sink in, and it takes CONSISTENCY for it to stick. I haven't changed anything in how I train him, I just kept at it. It feels a bit discouraging at times, but when he behaves well like tonight, it feels so wonderful I could cry.