Is there a doctor in the house? my eye is swollen & sore and it can't get up! &@#!^^^ (insert HBO words) gentle leader has been rubbing under my eyeball. very hard to heal in that spot when someone keeps making me wear it. i know, all kinds of first aid procedures have been tried: neosporin, aloe vera, special tape on the gentle leader, extra peanut butter & cookies:) see how ridiculous i look...OOUUwiee!
hi bloggie pals, here's a quick photo of how i greet people at the door. dare to come in? blahahahahahaa.. who needs a sekurity syste...
Tula is a reactive dog. What?
In the book, Control Unleashed, Leslie McDevitt defines reactivity as follows:
Reactivity comes from anxiety, a feeling of uncertainty about something.
It is an information-seeking strategy. A reactive dog will rush toward something or someone that she is uncertain about, barking, lunging, growling and making a big display.
People sometimes perceive reactive behavior as aggression, but a reactive dog is not rushing in to do damage; she is attempting to assess the threat level of a given situation.
Her assessment strategy is intensified because she is panicking as the adrenaline flows through her body.
People sometimes perceive reactive behavior as "dominance" because they view a dog that flies at her triggers as a dog that wants to take charge. This is absolutely not the case.
Reactive dogs are anxious, and their response is intense because they are "freaking out".
Tula has participated in special Reactive Dog-training classes with author of Click to Calm, Emma Parsons and ruffian's class with Paul Emerson. Good News! she has graduated to a 'regular' dog basic obedience class (Good Dog 201) & improving all the time!
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