Excitement Reactivity

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Lotsaquestions
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Excitement Reactivity

Post by Lotsaquestions » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:20 pm

Ok, Merlin isn't cured, but the tools I've been given by this forum mean that we know what to do and we are making tonnes of progress doing it. I class that as a success story. I want to say thankyou to everyone who humoured and helped me, I could not have done it without all of you. I'll no longer be needing to pick your brains about this particular issue!

https://youtu.be/UZz3J5p7fio

Clip #1 Boxer. Clip #2 Golden Retriever. Clip #3 dog reactive pack of three dogs (Merlin would have normally shouted back at them.) There were two more dogs he saw today on lead but I basically filmed Merlin's ears the whole time. :lol:

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Re: Excitement Reactivity

Post by JudyN » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:15 pm

All credit to you for putting so much work in! :D
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Re: Excitement Reactivity

Post by ZaraD » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:21 am

Well done lotsaquestions :D and well done Merlin for staying focused on mom and the tasty chicken :lol:

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Re: Excitement Reactivity

Post by Nettle » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:01 am

JudyN wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:15 pm
All credit to you for putting so much work in! :D
That's right - we can say, but you have to do.

So chocolate cake for YOU!
A dog is never bad or naughty - it is simply being a dog

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Re: Excitement Reactivity

Post by Lotsaquestions » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:18 am

Thank you Nettle. He's still improving! Not 100% yet but him reacting to dogs is now a weekly (if that!) thing rather than a daily thing, and it only happens when he's amped up but yet to burn off his physical energy. :D

He'll still stare at them if they look playful, but he doesn't get to the level of frustration anymore where he shouts about it and pulls.

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