Went and did a bunch of training with Dash and @sky_blue_eyes_sd and we surprisingly only saw one fake on campus. Dash wasn't perfect cause it was outside, but of course was quiet and listening still, just interested. Sky did great as well!
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When reintroducing dogs with non-threatening dogs you need to stay calm and allow the nervous dog (in this case Fudge the dachshund) to start to relax and realize that they're isn't actually a threat. By restricting, not restraining the dogs movement you do not allow the mind to accelerate into a more anxious state. You also keep the brain from intensifying any anxiety. You decide how long to have the dogs together. As a guide I would suggest shorter is better and end on a positive with the dog being as relaxed as possible. As long as you see the anxiety is subsiding you can continue to allow them to stay together sharing positive energy. ☆The absolute best way to do this is to walk them together. Do not allow the dogs to meet at first. They can walk on opposite sides as well. As they relax together move them alongside each other as you're walking. As you progress eventually you can allow them to greet each other calmly.
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Phoebe the Aussie doodle in action. When we first got to her house and rang the doorbell she charged the door barking and it took her parents a moment to get control of her. Last week we worked on putting going to her bed on cue and this week we decided to layer the doorbell over the exercise. A few reps in and this is what we had. No more barking - just straight to her bed. It's great seeing her and her parents work as a team 🐾 #SFK9#sanfranciscok9