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Old 02-16-2015, 02:34 PM
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Hi everyone, my name is Kaisa. I have an amazing but very difficult one year old yellow lab named Sasha. I wish I would have found this site earlier as her puppy months were a complete nightmare It was so out of control at one point I had two different private trainers come to my house for help. We seem to be over the worst now and little by little every month she is maturing into a wonderful dog I'm looking forward to reading through posts here and also sharing experiences.
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Old 02-16-2015, 02:42 PM
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Hi and welcome. I'm from Surrey myself, and have a fearful/reactive dog who is now 5, and an ongoing project although much improved from his first couple of years.

Exactly what were your dog's issues, and what have the trainers done to help resolve them?
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Welcome to the forum! I think you'll like it here. There's so much training information and the members are great
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The biggest and main issue with my dog was and still is though not nearly as bad is aggression towards me. When she's having an 'episode' it's like she looses touch with reality, lunging, growling/barking and even biting. Basically straight out attacking me and there is no stopping her. Anything I try to do just makes it worse. It usually only happened on walks after something set her off such as a loud noise, after greeting another dog or playing at the park and it was time to go, sometimes just making eye contact or talking to her would set her off into a frenzy. She had these episodes on almost every walk every day for a good 5 months and I remember many times coming home completely shook up and almost in tears. I have to be so careful all the time that she doesn't get over excited and take it out on me. The trainers were not much help, I had the initial hour or so consultation with them but that was it. I never continued it with either of them.

She's not nearly as bad now and hasn't had a full episode in a good 3 months. Though she's recently started testing me by jumping up and down and nipping my jacket repeatedly until I firmly tell her to STOP! She'll does this any time when we're crossing a busy intersection, when its time to leave the ball park, or after greeting another dog. Thankfully it's just much easier to control now and a lot of things that would set her off just don't seem to bother her any more.
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And thank you both for the welcome I'm just over the bridge here in New West!
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Welcome from the 604! Nice to see another local member.
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