pitbullmamaliz wrote: Sometimes I think it's the movement of the other dogs that gets her, sometimes the noises, and sometimes I swear to god she's barking just to hear herself.
pitbullmamaliz wrote:I think a lot of it is the fact that it's inside. Her behavior outside is so drastically different than inside, even if the dogs are the same distance (or closer!) and doing the exact same thing. Not sure if it's because she feels trapped inside or if she just feels the need to resource guard the building? Or maybe she's just being a bitch.
fenella wrote:We've worked A LOT on clicking for relaxed behavior. I work it at home, too. I do believe that it changes their perception. It's kinda like smiling to make yourself feel better even if you don't feel like it. Eventually, you start to feel better
pitbullmamaliz wrote:Fenella (I am so sorry - it's early and I'm having a brain fart and can't remember your name!)
pitbullmamaliz wrote:I realize now that Inara isn't aggressive, just hyper-motivated to reach the other dog to play. It's still rude though, but now I'm wondering if I've made it worse by denying her the ability to meet other dogs.
pitbullmamaliz wrote:I had no luck with the Easy Walk harness and I'm doubtful the Sensible would work any better, but I miss having some control over her front end. Ginger is going to let me borrow one of the harnesses to try out to see if I like it before I spend money on it.
pitbullmamaliz wrote:*sigh* I know that's good, and I realize now that Inara isn't aggressive, just hyper-motivated to reach the other dog to play. It's still rude though, but now I'm wondering if I've made it worse by denying her the ability to meet other dogs.
pitbullmamaliz wrote:After that Ginger wanted us to work on teaching the dogs a position they can go to if they get worked up, kind of a safe spot for them. She said the two best options are either behind us or in a down between our legs, our choice. I am doing the down between my legs just because I feel that will give me more control over her. I'm going to have to figure out how to shape this behavior (Erin???) because she did really well when I was luring her, but she just stared at me blankly when I tried to get her there w/o luring.
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