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    'maddogdodge' - smiley-happy096.gif and Well Done !

    So - here is an
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    Plus:

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    of your progress and understanding as to how to get the best out of Koda !
    Are you sure it was a GSP you saw ? The description you gave - just didn't seem to fit ! smiley-laughing024.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    'maddogdodge' - smiley-happy096.gif and Well Done !

    So - here is an
    atta_girl_tm_.jpg
    for good measure !

    Plus:

    Atta+girl+Rarity.jpg

    of your progress and understanding as to how to get the best out of Koda !
    Are you sure it was a GSP you saw ? The description you gave - just didn't seem to fit ! smiley-laughing024.gif
    Thanks Riley! Love those pictures
    Lol i've never met a GSP properly before, but i was surprised how chilled out it was, didn't even try to approach Koda even though its owner was busy gardening a few meters away, it just sniffed where Koda had walked after we went past

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    quick tug on the leash to the side and the 'chtt' sound
    I don't even think of those as corrections - just "interuptions".

    Frosty sometimes gets a "collar grab" and "excuse me - what do you think you're doing?". And then I block her view of the exciting thing.

    Unfortunately for me - she's also back chained - acting excited with getting off lead. So even tho I've stopped rewarding the play invites from her with off lead time - which she uses to scavenge for food in the school playground... she still tries it. And if it doesn't work she tries a bit harder - which sometimes looks like she's trying to kill the other dog...

    Sigh. Not ok in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I don't even think of those as corrections - just "interuptions".
    Eh well i call it a correction, who cares about terminology, its working and thats all that matters to me

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    Met the GSP again this morning, this time with a very different reaction.

    We drove into town and as we were driving we saw the bloke walking the GSP back to his house so we knew that we were going to meet it when we started walking.
    As we got close, i went to the side of the path and waited for the dog to pass. Unknown to me that it was off leash... and i had stopped out the front of its house... As soon as it saw us, it became very dominant - tail up, approaching confidently. As it got closer, Koda started to react by whining/growling which then set the GSP off and it started to growl as well. While all this was happening my mum asked the bloke to get control of his dog and explained that Koda is in training. The bloke sternly and in a growly voice told his dog to 'get out of it' at which point the dog immediately returned to him. We started talking to the bloke, he was very apologetic saying that if he had seen us earlier he would have put his dog on lead. He was very understanding of Koda's issues as well, I think he will be very helpful in Koda's training. We eventually got Koda in a calm/submissive state with the GSP near us and then we moved on

    There were also lots of situations with dogs barking at us from their yards. Every kind of dog from Great Danes to jack russells, and every situation i was able to get Koda calm and submissive. At one point there were three different dogs barking at us from different houses and i managed to get Koda calmly and happily laying down at my feet even though he could hear and see these three dogs!!

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    That's awesome news, MDD! I had a taste of how nerve racking it can be to meet uncontrolled dogs when your dog is reactive to other dogs. Thank goodness the GSP was well trained and the owner was right there.

    It's so good to hear that you are getting such a confidence boost out of these experiences. You, your mum, but also Koda who is learning that meeting dogs on walks is just nothing to get worked up about. Great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    That's awesome news, MDD! I had a taste of how nerve racking it can be to meet uncontrolled dogs when your dog is reactive to other dogs. Thank goodness the GSP was well trained and the owner was right there.

    It's so good to hear that you are getting such a confidence boost out of these experiences. You, your mum, but also Koda who is learning that meeting dogs on walks is just nothing to get worked up about. Great work!
    It is definitely nerve racking! Thankfully Koda had his muzzle on so if he did react really badly he couldn't have hurt the dog anyway
    I'm just glad i am finally getting out and actually doing something to help Koda now

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    Well done!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogdodge View Post
    It is definitely nerve racking! Thankfully Koda had his muzzle on so if he did react really badly he couldn't have hurt the dog anyway
    I'm just glad i am finally getting out and actually doing something to help Koda now
    you've been 'doing' something about it for a long time, now are the rewards. Operant conditioning is a two way street ya know
    Its a lovely thread. Keep us posted. These dogs are worth the effort. Well done koda MDD

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    you've been 'doing' something about it for a long time, now are the rewards. Operant conditioning is a two way street ya know
    Its a lovely thread. Keep us posted. These dogs are worth the effort. Well done koda MDD
    Thats true, thanks Bernie
    I guess what i meant was actually taking him out to meet dogs rather than just doing training at home.

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