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      Quote Originally Posted by windycanyon View Post
      And she is how old now? Spayed or not?
      18 month old. Spayed at 8 month. She bas been socialized alot . I just brought her back after an hour at the dog park were again she was herself.

      She has so much energy I will be lost to get her worn down. We train a bunch, walk a few miles a day and then go to dog park 3 times a week.

      She has been at home with over 50 guest during parties...

      Usually she has always been aloof with strangers and not wishes to be pet unless she wants to. this lady promoted to try to pet.her. she did the hand grab she does sometimes with us except harder.
      As I was taking her info and stuff she was laying on the grass as it nothing happened.

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      1. Vet visit with full work-up.

      2. Certified veterinary behaviorist. You're in MA; I would recommend Tufts. Talk to your vet for recommendations.

      3. Your dog and people that your dog come in contact are at serious risk. Strangers on the internet that have zero qualifications and cannot see your dog are not the right people to come to for advice for this type of thing.

      Good luck!

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      Thanks for all the ideas.i think there is enough thoughts for me.

      I will update where we go in a few weeks.

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      She is seeing the vet on Nov 23
      No.more dog parks as per trainer .
      No.more. off leashed activity .Long walks, jogging with me and fetch in the backyard.
      Nov 17th she starts in home sessions.
      I take her for walks with cheese and we pass strangers with a word leave it and she heels till she gets her cheese for now.
      No.more no pull harness and she some how is loose leash walking with a collar . So no prong. She used to be a big puller and I changed over the neck collar for better control and she is perfect . Figures...

      I am training on the invisible fence me and wife installed for her now and alot of walks in the dark. The fence was a good investment . In spend 180 bucks and 2 hrs to install with commercial grade 14 gauage wire.

      I read online and it's a level 2 bite so I guess there is some hope.

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      of course there is hope I think you are on the right track and she really should be fine with some good management for now and then desensitization/counter conditioning with the trainer (and you've already started that with what they asked you to do on walks)

      Good luck

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      Its been a month and the vet said she is fine . After much test we were told she has no aggression and rather a impulse , fixation issue. She gets excited and looses her mind.

      So we have been training alot . The changes we see is awesome. The trainer came home and spent time on teathering .
      That is all we are doing.

      We have turned down fetch time too. . She is never allowed to go to a full blown crazy mental state which fetch does. She even started one day of day care .I took her to the dog park and it is weird that she is full voice control off leash now. Just the training to go from full excitement to calm in seconds seemed to help her.

      One night the neighbourhood kids ran into the house and she went to her jumpy and mouth self for 5 second before she calmed down and played with them.

      Next we are doing a pack trip where the trainer is being her 3 dogs and gigi with us to bass pro shop.

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      Quote Originally Posted by silverfz View Post
      Its been a month and the vet said she is fine . After much test we were told she has no aggression and rather a impulse , fixation issue. She gets excited and looses her mind.

      So we have been training alot . The changes we see is awesome. The trainer came home and spent time on teathering .
      That is all we are doing.

      We have turned down fetch time too. . She is never allowed to go to a full blown crazy mental state which fetch does. She even started one day of day care .I took her to the dog park and it is weird that she is full voice control off leash now. Just the training to go from full excitement to calm in seconds seemed to help her.

      One night the neighbourhood kids ran into the house and she went to her jumpy and mouth self for 5 second before she calmed down and played with them.

      Next we are doing a pack trip where the trainer is being her 3 dogs and gigi with us to bass pro shop.

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      Awesome update! Nice work with your little Gigi! Asher gets excited and loses his mind for a few moments as well. We had a trip to the vet yesterday for a nail trim and he did awesome. I still use treats as motivation. They work so I keep working with them. Keep up the awesome work!!

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      Great to hear things have improved so much...good job!
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      I would discontinue the dog park indefinitely. They are really bad places for excitable dogs, because most people there have absolutely no clue about dog behavior, and it's a free for all, good behavior and bad. I don't allow mine to go. I have also heard really bad things about harnesses causes leash reactivity.

      I am glad you are getting it all worked out, it was a good wake up call.

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      I agree..my Vet warned us about dog parks. He's also against them.

      I think some people feel like it is a "playground" for dogs...but dogs don't think that way. Dogs will be dogs!

      Another reason I don't like them is... you're not sure if all dogs are up to date on vaccines, etc. It could be a breeding ground for fleas, ticks and diseases.

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