Pupdate - Miley
Several weeks ago Miley was attacked by another dog when she was walked into a store to be groomed, after which she started displaying behaviors such as whining, being afraid of walking on slippery floors, and aggression towards other dogs. Thankfully, many of those behaviors have resolved since her anxiety has decreased. Yet, she is still barking and lunging at dogs she doesn't know in order to keep them away. We have practiced some Desensitization and Counter Conditioning (DS/CC) and today she did great with a previously unknown dog (Ash) that she eventually met, sniffed, and walked with. No barking. No lunging. Not even piloerection (hair standing on her back). Our next hurdle is going back to the scene of the crime to address her anxiety there.
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Jeff Dentler, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FFCP, CTDI