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  1. I am betting there was some small signs that the children and you missed. I know with my BC hers are tiny and I have learned to read them, Ears back, licking of lips, pulling away. As far as the biting I would say don't allow children to pet her or interact for long periods, with mine she puts up with it for a bit but she was not tolerate most kids roughly petting her and will rely on me to keep her comfortable.
  2. Thanks everyone! I have been taking her over to the new area there is a nice park over there, which is quite busy but she does super well there cause we are able to keep some distance and leash law is super enforced so no random dogs running up! I am thinking due to her reactiveness I might put her in with her doggie daycare people those days of actually move just to help her run out some extra energy before coming to a new place. They work with me and keep her in a small group training style pay group and she loves them
  3. Hi Everyone, So Ellie has been doing so well in all of her trainings and we haven't had any huge reactive outburst lately, but I am moving out of my apartment complex soon for a lot of different reasons. I was hoping to find a rental house with a back yard but nothing is available with in my budget, so it is looking like we are going to end up in another apartment complex. Any tips, tricks, advice on how to make the moving process easier on her?
  4. Hi @dallasbc, Was thinking about you guys today and my walk and realized some other helpful things I have done for ellie that might help dallas. I always read Ellie level of excitement before walks and if i put the leash on and she is going bonkers and whining and to excited we sit on the couch and I don't look at her and look at my phone until she is calm enough then we calmly walk to the door in a heel position and then I make her sit while I open the door and look for triggers then I tell her good to release her. This helps start the walk on a calm tone and also showing that yo
  5. @Lenie I found a place that does group day training! she goes with 5 other dogs in like a day care setting but they work with all the dogs on different things. Ellies trainer works with her on her confidence in new settings and helps her learn to interact with other dogs with out going over threshold. They describe it better then I do ! Group Day Training - This enrichment program for dogs provides a controlled group for your dog to learn and play in. Offered Mon – Thus and ran by one of Noble Beast professional trainers, your dog will be able to practice proper dog/dog
  6. Oh advice on what we have done for corners and doors or other things like this where I can’t see I have taught Ellie to sit and wait while I take a few steps ahead to see and then tell her good and then she continues to walk with me. It just helps to make sure we aren’t running face to face with a trigger! If there is a trigger I have taught her “place” which is where I step back away from the trigger to a safe distance and then have Ellie sit in front of me with my body between her and the trigger and treat until the trigger is gone. My trainer explained when they get to that triggered point
  7. @GentleLake I use Petreleaf the highest dosage and give .25 mgs 2 times a day. I am lucky I live in CO so it is pretty easy to get in almost every pet store. @dallasbc To give you some hope, when I got Ellington it was a whirlwind of a day. I had recently lost my Jack russell foster fail right when I moved to denver and I was heartbroken. I grew up raising german shepards and pretty much have always had a dog in my life. I went to the shelter to donate his things and there was Ellie literally in a kennel going to be put down for the same reasons as Dallas she was labeled as a
  8. @dallasbc, I really recommend CBD or some type of anxiety meds to help with training. I had to do it with my ellie my rescue and have seen some really good results, she never got the chance to bite someone but we have been close. It just helps her think straight while we work on the behavior stuff she came from a shelter was completely shut down and it took me weeks to just get her to look at me without trying to eat me, and now she is able to walk in a downtown city area and pass other dogs and people, take puppy classes and go on hike, but I have been working with a behavioralis
  9. Hi Everyone! I just thought I would do a quick update since all your advice about Ellie has really helped and it has been a little over a month. In this month Ellie's socialization/desensitization is going well we still have our moments but overall the fear of everything is getting better slowly every day. We ended up putting her on a low dosage of CBD oil to help with the anxiety in new situations to help aid her training. So much so that she has been able to enjoy watching sunday football games at friend's house and going on longer busy hikes with us on the weekends. Things I wo
  10. I taught mine how to sit pretty first and then taught her to stand from there! Then she learned how to walk on her two hind legs and spin around, it is pretty cute realized after i posted this you were talking about stand on four legs not two lol, i taught her that by having a front clip harness on and when she was sitting take a step back and apply a little pressure to the leash until she stood up then slowly worked to just the leash pressure then to just the command.
  11. Thanks everyone! I am reducing her exercise and am just gonna keep trucking on with the training and confidence building. Hopefully in a couple months, a year, however long we will see a big difference
  12. @Caesg I will give updates cause I think it might help me mentally through this! I talked to her trainer and actually ended up buying her a doggie treadmill, which she adores. That way she can work off some energy indoors in a less stressful environment and when we are outside we can really focus on her reactivity and begin to address it in shorter spans of time.
  13. @Rush Fan I will maybe try a couple days not running her as much and see what happens! @Hooper2 . I hope she grows out of it and is maybe just an angsty teen!
  14. Hi Everyone, About 2 1/2 months ago I accidentally adopted a 50% border collie mix ( peep that pic she is really cute) Ellington woods or Ellie for short. I say accidentally because I really just went to the shelter to donate items and saw that they were going to put her down. So I left with her and didn't have time to think my actions through all the way, emotions took over. I grew up fostering/ raising German shepherds so thought I could handle a dog with some drive. I was told she was about 4-5 years old at the time, while that was a lie my vet thinks she is more along the lines of 1
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