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    One thing is worrying me though - She isn't her normal self. She isn't as playful/bouncy as she used to be, and it only started since this new training. It is probably because it is really humid and wet up here at the moment, cos it makes me feel like that too, but I'm not sure now. She's eating fine, comes for cuddles, still plays, but generally isn't as healthy.

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    So she's eating fine, everything is okay, so it's not her health, Striker.
    I would not expect her to be as bouncy if she is undergoing training on how NOT to show aggression to you. The rules have changed. Give her some time to work that out in her head.

    What exactly are you doing with your training though? I'm not sure you actually told me what you have chosen to do - specifically. Forgive me if I've missed it.

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    Do you mean training as in tricks, or training as in aggression control? If it is tricks, I have taught her Sit, Stay, Down (lie down), head down, Head up, speak, play dead, Step up (puts front paws on an object), and shake. I train her everyday, and only move to new tricks when she fully understands the previous trick. Not sure if that helps, though...

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    I think DA means with the aggression...

    And DA is right its probably the new rules
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    Sorry Striker. I should have been more precise. I'm laughing, but at myself.

    I meant with the aggression training.

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    Oh. Ok, well I tried the ignoring thing, and it works great. No snarls, no yips, no bad behavior. I tried it whenever she chews stuff she's not supposed to, (after taking it away from her and saying "NO"). Good results from that too.

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    Good work! You need to try and see things from Bonnie's mind. The world as she knew it has just suddenly changed, and you are now acting towards her in a different way.

    Stay consistent. Reward only the good behaviour. But reward it well.

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