I am trying to do a lot to help Shane over come his aggression with other dogs. However, some days I feel like it is helpless. If I think I am making progress one day..the next day it is like he takes 2 steps back. I was looking up some books online and I was wondering if anyone heard of Patricia B. McConnell, she wrote "The Cautious Canine" and the "Feisty Fido." If anyone can tell be about these books or the author...thanks!
Feisty Fido is a HUGE help. The program in it takes a lonnnnggg time, but WOW do you see a big response! It just hits you one day as you are out working your dog and another dog comes into view, and your dog's usual explosion is only half-hearted, or the dog EASILY looks at you instead of the other dog.. and you now know the time and effort are WORKING!
I remember how *shocked* I was
the first time I noticed the program was begining to work! Good luck with sweetie Shane!
I recommend Pam Dennison's 'Bringing Light to Shadow'. I also have Fiesty Fido but like Pam's book better. Pam's book is not a step by step training book instead it is a book about how she took in a Border Collie who was 'very' human aggressive and worked retrained him. I know her methods work because I have met Shadow several times.