|Barked: Thu Jan 10, '08 4:19am PST |
|PJ has been fixed since the age of 5 months. I totally think every dog should be fixed and it should be a requirement for all dog owners.
I think he does like to be top dog but here is the other thing...he is so smart he plays off of that. We really have to keep his mind stimulated and I think that could have been part of the problem. We are taking several different classes to keep his mind going. PJ is already doing better on leash...it just will require training and practice with all of us. We want nothing but the best and will do whatever it takes. I have read many books suggested by other owners going through this same thing. Anyway it is very interesting to see PJ starting to really learn how to use calming signals to help him. Yesterday he went to doggie daycare with me...I work there so it really allows me to see what is going on. PJ did awesome and had no issues with the group of dogs I had him with. Of course I didn't have him with the wild dogs so I set him up for a very positive environment. PJ was breathing through his mouth, tale wagging, playing and running around with the other dogs and even felt comfortable enough to sleep in the yard...at the end of the day he didn't want to go home. The good part is I'm feeliing good about how things are going and with the trainer I'm sure things can only get better.
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