|Barked: Mon Jan 28, '08 4:56am PST |
|Thanks for caring about PJ. We are still working with a trainer. We do private classes twice a month and three times a month we take trail classes and we are really starting to see an improvement and we (my husband and I) are learning as well. The trainer said if PJ can have a lot of positive on the leash he will eventually get back to normal and learn everything is okay on leash. He seems to be nervous around little size dogs still but that would make sense because it was little dogs that attacked him while he was on leash.
We took PJ on Saturday to the dog park...it was busy due to the nice weather this weekend. PJ did great! He was running and chasing some of the crazy dogs. There were a couple of puppies and PJ just turned and walked away from them. I freaked out when the puppies kept following him but my husband just kept walking with him and PJ was cool about the situation. He is starting to learn through our training it is okay to walk away from a situation that he is not comfortable with.
Sunday we had our private class...again it was a busy environment with dogs as it was a really warm weekend. We had PJ on leash and some of the dogs were on leash and some dogs...well they ignored the leash law. PJ showed no issues at all while being on leash ...the trainer makes it seem so easy...of course I still freak out but am working on being more relaxed.
So here is a great article that a friend told me to read that I would like to share with other people who maybe in our shoes. The article is "He just wants to say hi" by Suzanne Clothier.
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