Category Archives: LAT (Look at That)

Tipping the Scales

Life is unpredictable. Even when you’re training, life interrupts you. It can spoil the perfect set up. It can destroy months of rehabilitation training. How can we help ourselves and our dogs learn to cope with life?? With Risa’s history … Continue reading

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The Good

Despite numerous setbacks and still being unsure of what to do to help Risa, I never gave up. I constantly sought new information from friends, dog trainers, and books. We were making steady progress. I can remember the first day … Continue reading

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Small Steps

When living with a fearful or reactive dog, training is all about small steps. You have to pay attention to and celebrate the minor successes. There aren’t likely to be any major accomplishments at first. In fact, the only way … Continue reading

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I Can Just Look Away

. . .though sometimes it’s really hard! For a good month and a half, I’ve been working on keeping Risa operant while around other dogs. Since Risa no longer loses her mind around other dogs on a regular basis (it … Continue reading

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