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For those of you with pups on behavioral meds, what were your experiences with upping the dosage vs. Finding out its maybe not the right med? We are working with a trainer certified in behvaior who does work with the 1 vet behaviorist in the area, so she has experience and our vet has taken her input. We started on Fluoxetine, 15mg, and increased to 20mg on the 3rd week. We are now almost at 5 weeks. I'm afraid its not helping much, but also don't want to dismiss it too soon. We had one good night where he actually got out on a walk, but then a few days later a motorcycle went by down the block and he booked it back to the door immediately. Strange things still set him off...like I yawned and must have made a different noise and he started barking and looking all around like crazy. We've worked on easy focus and targeting excercises this past month, and decreasing stimulating games like fetch. We started last week by bringing out a crate again to try to retrain him (he escaped it as a puppy). Just like to hear others experiences with this as its been difficult.