This is a WONDERFUL article by Stanley Coren PhD. As one of the few people in the area that offers behavioral consulting including dog and human aggression rehab, I get to see the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to dogs.
While a lot of work is done with high drive social shepherds and malinois, i frequently have clients come down to work on dog/dog aggression and dog/human aggression. The kids of Allynwood Academy CHAT become an active part in these ill mannered pooches rehab, while learning to control their own emotions in high stress situations.
Prevention is the best medicine, please find a trainer today and work out a training plan for your pooch, even if he is just a home pet! And stay tuned for the students work with Casey a 14 month old German Shepherd that will be visiting the school today to work with the students of Allynwood CHAT, Casey has sever dog and human aggression but has come a long way in her training over the past 8 months. We know the kids, and dogs will learn an important lesson today while helping Casey to heal.
Training Director- Allynwood Academy CHAT
Working long hours the last few months has taken a toll on not only my blogging but my picture time with the pups. This morning with coffee in hand i strolled onto the back deck enjoying the sun and warm breeze and had a wee little photo op with the pups. The co-pilot’s are doing great and adjusting to the new routine in the family.
Olive looking old as usual.
Olive went for a nice walk over the weekend with mom and dad. Most of the time we kept her on leash so her legs didn’t give out as much, but man she still jumped like crazy when the chipmunks chirped!! You could see it in her eyes, she wondered why her body wouldn’t let her mind carry on like she had in her younger years.
Tractor, english bulldog, plenty of woods to play......what more does a guy need??
After over a year and a few setbacks Valentine’s legs are finally getting close to where they used to be. She still walks bowed out, and i will never do a ACL/CCL surgery again on a dog like her, but she is leading a happy life. She is still her crazy reactive emotional self but her father loves her for who she is! She got a fun tractor ride and helped us unload all the agility equipment from the trailer back onto the agility field.
Anna the most regal dog of them all!!!!
Anna’s been keeping up with her job well, as resident ear cleaner that is 🙂 She likes to keep everyone in order and try to maintain a certain level of cleanliness with everyone!!