Pretty proud of this nugget 🤗 I’ve been taking a huge break in his dog reactivity stuff, because his human reactivity has nearly vanished and that is what is most important to me.
If you watched our story today, you’ll see that I brought them to work with me. I did so because one of my coworkers wanted practice collecting a blood sample so I volunteered my two (never did get around to being poked lol lucky dogs). Anyway, I gave them both an anti-anxiety pill (Trazodone) this morning before we left to help them relax since they would be at work all day. When I took them out at lunch, Ranger greeted 3 different boarding dogs through the fence off-leash and didn’t react at all. I didn’t call him back or give him any commands. His tail was upright which bothers me, but his hackles were down and he didn’t growl at all (lots of whining but whatever) even though one dog was lunging and barking. This is a pretty good piece of information for me, because that tells me a) anti-anxiety meds work so I can utilize them during our on-leash training sessions aka walks around town, and even though it’s not a solution it can help towards one; and b) the leash plays a huge part in how quickly he gets overwhelmed and goes over threshold.. which also comes back to me. I’m at the other end of the leash. It’s my responsibility to stay calm and not put tension on the leash. So I guess now we’ll have to start up training again! Yay!
My Mama and I are getting my "wave" trick down pretty well!! Yes, we were listening to a Christmas song. 😍 No, we haven't decorated yet. I did meet my first Christmas wreath on our neighbour's door yesterday and it scared me so badly.
My brief sojourn back to 1997 with my temporary/burner phone is over and done...may I never revisit that era. FINALLY have a new phone and I’m back in business! Now I can capture Luna in all of her exasperated glory. This one is called “I’m Not Allowed in the Kitchen.” #sassyface#thanksportraitmode
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