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Puppy Steve is growing a brain!

Last night was our first agility class of the session. I was really nervous. Partly because nerves are my thing, and partly because it wasn’t that good last session. Steve was a spastic, out of control, lunging, screaming idiot. I … Continue reading

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Control Unleashed and breaking the rules.

When I first started working with Luce on her reactivity, I was given two rules: 1) I need to be the most exciting and interesting thing in her world at all times and 2) in the face of a trigger, … Continue reading

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Whiplash Mushroom and those darn contacts.

Agility last night had its ups and downs. First the down, because it’s not really that big a down and we can save the celebration part until the end. Remember how Mushroom got all nuts at the first class over … Continue reading

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Mushroom, Reactivity, and Progress.

I wrote several months ago about starting to use a Gentle Leader on Mushroom when I take him out and about because of his fear aggression toward other dogs when he’s on a leash. I’ve continued to use it, along … Continue reading

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Equipment for Every Occasion.

I don’t like head halters on dogs. I don’t like the torque on the neck of dogs who pull, and especially on dogs who bolt or lunge. I hate that so many dogs find the very wearing of them to … Continue reading

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Control Unleashed: My New Bible

I finally finished reading Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt and I am officially designating this book as my new bible. (My old bible was Aggression in Dogs by Brenda Aloff, but we don’t need that one so much these days.) … Continue reading

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