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    Re: Medicating Molly

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    Odds Are (Molly): IAC, NAC, WV-N, TN-N, NJC, TN-O, WV-O, NCC, TN-E, OAC, OJC
    Mr. Fahrenheit (Kiran): NAC, NJC, TN-N,TG-N, NCC Canis Magnus (X2)

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    Re: Medicating Molly

    Once In A Lifetime Kinda Girl (Kylie) NAC, TN-N, OAC, TG-N, NJC, WV-N, EAC, TG-O, OJC, TG-E, NCC, TN-O, TN-E, WV-O, EJC, OCC, O-TG-E, O-JC-E, O-EAC, O-NCC, S-NCC, S-TG-E
    Odds Are (Molly): IAC, NAC, WV-N, TN-N, NJC, TN-O, WV-O, NCC, TN-E, OAC, OJC
    Mr. Fahrenheit (Kiran): NAC, NJC, TN-N,TG-N, NCC Canis Magnus (X2)

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    Re: Medicating Molly

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    ...she's more dog friendly than Kylie at this point. Weird.
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    Odds Are (Molly): IAC, NAC, WV-N, TN-N, NJC, TN-O, WV-O, NCC, TN-E, OAC, OJC
    Mr. Fahrenheit (Kiran): NAC, NJC, TN-N,TG-N, NCC Canis Magnus (X2)

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    ... Still. Improving.

    Weird.


    I just like this picture of her chicken watching.
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    Odds Are (Molly): IAC, NAC, WV-N, TN-N, NJC, TN-O, WV-O, NCC, TN-E, OAC, OJC
    Mr. Fahrenheit (Kiran): NAC, NJC, TN-N,TG-N, NCC Canis Magnus (X2)

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    "Reactive".

    She does know the lady she's playing with (good friend of mine). She knows neither the other people nor other dogs. There's a bus driving by. There are children at a birthday party screaming.

    Un.freaking.real.
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    Odds Are (Molly): IAC, NAC, WV-N, TN-N, NJC, TN-O, WV-O, NCC, TN-E, OAC, OJC
    Mr. Fahrenheit (Kiran): NAC, NJC, TN-N,TG-N, NCC Canis Magnus (X2)

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    Re: Medicating Molly

    That is so Awesome !!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriciafromCO View Post
    That is so Awesome !!!!!!!
    It is. I"m amazed by the change. She went to a trial at a totally unknown (to her) location last weekend - full of unknown dogs and people, and one barn dog who had no owner there but comes with the property and.

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    Not a single hiccough.
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    Odds Are (Molly): IAC, NAC, WV-N, TN-N, NJC, TN-O, WV-O, NCC, TN-E, OAC, OJC
    Mr. Fahrenheit (Kiran): NAC, NJC, TN-N,TG-N, NCC Canis Magnus (X2)

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    Thanks CptJack! Still an inspiration!
    Admittedly, some days when I work with a very reactive dog and don't make the amount of progress I hope to make, I think of the Mollys of the world and remember that it doesn't take a day, or a week. But the journey is worth it. I just wish the owners saw it that way too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyx View Post
    Thanks CptJack! Still an inspiration!
    Admittedly, some days when I work with a very reactive dog and don't make the amount of progress I hope to make, I think of the Mollys of the world and remember that it doesn't take a day, or a week. But the journey is worth it. I just wish the owners saw it that way too.
    Yeah, years is more like the timeline.

    Honestly, I think if I'd been stuck without the dog sports community I have, I would have quit. The practical help was useful but the bigger thing was people shrugging about it and saying "Okay so the goal is to be able to compete with management." Because that, weirdly, is easier than the life stuff and. The unexpected thing I only recognize in hindsight is that the very act of doing something she loves (the sport) in these new locations and presence of people and dogs who don't ever expect interaction was that her confidence built and she was counter conditioned/desensitized in away that I just couldnt' do with food alone. And she was safer because her focus wasn't on the scary stuff, it was locked onto the fun stuff making her more tolerant.

    Pretty sure being into sports and her drive to work and play actually saved her life.

    Along with meds and training, but.
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    Odds Are (Molly): IAC, NAC, WV-N, TN-N, NJC, TN-O, WV-O, NCC, TN-E, OAC, OJC
    Mr. Fahrenheit (Kiran): NAC, NJC, TN-N,TG-N, NCC Canis Magnus (X2)

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    I think your approach was wonderful and I've actually shifted my approach to something along these lines rather than things like pure BAT. Go out, do what the dog loves first, enjoy being outside. Then, work around dogs. The challenge with a lot of reactive dog techniques is it works on the premise of 'use food, work around other dogs' in some capacity. And the distance is just not workable in real life because the dog is then looking for other dogs and over threshold too fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyx View Post
    I think your approach was wonderful and I've actually shifted my approach to something along these lines rather than things like pure BAT. Go out, do what the dog loves first, enjoy being outside. Then, work around dogs. The challenge with a lot of reactive dog techniques is it works on the premise of 'use food, work around other dogs' in some capacity. And the distance is just not workable in real life because the dog is then looking for other dogs and over threshold too fast.
    Yeah. The pure theory stuff - is probably really good in a super controlled setting but super controlled settings just don't really exist out in the world and every time the dog gets flung over threshold because they've learned to seek them out things get WORSE. I'm super validated to hear you confirm that.
    Once In A Lifetime Kinda Girl (Kylie) NAC, TN-N, OAC, TG-N, NJC, WV-N, EAC, TG-O, OJC, TG-E, NCC, TN-O, TN-E, WV-O, EJC, OCC, O-TG-E, O-JC-E, O-EAC, O-NCC, S-NCC, S-TG-E
    Odds Are (Molly): IAC, NAC, WV-N, TN-N, NJC, TN-O, WV-O, NCC, TN-E, OAC, OJC
    Mr. Fahrenheit (Kiran): NAC, NJC, TN-N,TG-N, NCC Canis Magnus (X2)

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    Jumping straight into working around dogs, disengage, and BAT are fine when a dog is not THAT reactive or when a dog's motivation for X is greater than their fear/frustration of dogs. Like the... 'my dog barks at other dogs and he really wants to say hi' or it's on a scale of 'annoying' for owners. But for the 'I need to drag my snarling beast away and I (owner) am anxious any time I see a dog", we need to go a bit deeper and really, simpler, before jumping into dog stuff.

    Honestly, reactivity is so complex that despite a lot of successes I've had working with a variety of reactive dogs... Every time I feel like I've hit on something universally good I meet a dog that is just a little different. It definitely is one of the most challenging stuff, and some of my favorite too just because there is so much potential for bettering quality of life. I mean, you got it faster than most people. It being, expectations, medication, and loving the dog in front of you.
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    The question now becomes: How many positive experiences will it take ME to stop being a hyper-vigilant basket case?
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    I lost count somewhere along the way (:P) but stop being a hyper-vigilant basket-case? 'bout 3 years, turns out.

    Worst case scenario happened today. HUGE (and I mean massive) lab mix looking thing came crashing out of undergrowth at the creek where the dogs were playing and ran straight into Molly. Molly sniffed ( politely ) then I calmly called and she walked back to me to leash her (and sit on Kiran) while we waited on the dog's owner to come collect his dog.

    No negative reaction *at all*. Not to the startle, not to the dog's rudeness, size, or color (all have been issues previously). Nothing.

    This might be the point where I actually say 'we have arrived'. Probably not. Probably something will backslide or progress or something, but as of right now, I am pretty damn chill and....

    I truly trust my dog.

    ETA: Also I took her to an off leash playdate with 2 other dogs in the park today. Not a worry at all. So. Yeah.

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    Once In A Lifetime Kinda Girl (Kylie) NAC, TN-N, OAC, TG-N, NJC, WV-N, EAC, TG-O, OJC, TG-E, NCC, TN-O, TN-E, WV-O, EJC, OCC, O-TG-E, O-JC-E, O-EAC, O-NCC, S-NCC, S-TG-E
    Odds Are (Molly): IAC, NAC, WV-N, TN-N, NJC, TN-O, WV-O, NCC, TN-E, OAC, OJC
    Mr. Fahrenheit (Kiran): NAC, NJC, TN-N,TG-N, NCC Canis Magnus (X2)

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    Good luck Bro. and of course we will be following this thread. All the best!
    And we need to try our best !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathieuusa View Post
    Good luck Bro. and of course we will be following this thread. All the best!
    And we need to try our best !!
    Keep reading, LOL.
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    Odds Are (Molly): IAC, NAC, WV-N, TN-N, NJC, TN-O, WV-O, NCC, TN-E, OAC, OJC
    Mr. Fahrenheit (Kiran): NAC, NJC, TN-N,TG-N, NCC Canis Magnus (X2)

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