pitbullmamaliz wrote:As you guys know, I have enrolled Inara in a "Relax Class" to encourage her to relax and not react around other dogs. I'm super excited.
But I have a question. When I work with Inara on training, I keep it very upbeat, active and fast-moving. I do this in the hopes that she'll have fun and remain engaged with me. We only do it for a few minutes at a time. Normally we work a bit on each of the following: watch (make eye contact with me), touch (bop my hand or a target with your nose), fast sits (move around quickly then stop and tell her to sit quickly), gotcha (collar grabs = Good Things), and loose leash walking. I'm using the clicker for all of this and lots of treats. She seems to have fun, and I have fun. But is all this upbeat training going to prohibit her from relaxing when we do it around other dogs? Or will the fact that she is engaged and active with me be sufficient to overcome the fact that she's not relaxed?
I hope that made sense!
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