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  1. YES! The first thing I did was make a commitment to get up extra early to take him for a run every morning...exercise helps with my behavior problems as well. Things are going well. Our next step is to step up our work on the reactivity/fear toward other dogs to alleviate that stress.
  2. I feel this is right on. Update: After the initial fear reaction as parents, and a week or so with my wife firmly in the rehome camp and me very conflicted, we've relaxed a bit ...we took a long, hard look together at what got us here. Ollie has been around kids since 4 months old (6 years ago), when our neighbors 4 and 7 year old visited nearly daily. He's been around our son as a walking human-type for around a year. In all this time, never a hint of trouble. When he would get overwhelmed, he would go hide under a bush or pop into his crate for some Ollie time, and we knew to leave h
  3. I'd like to thank everyone for the input. My heart is attached to this dog, and my head is forced to see the larger picture from the perspective of my wife and son, as well as my dog. My wife and I resonated with different perspectives expressed by you all, but it was all helpful. Bottom line, I'm out of the house 10 hours a day, and my wife is not comfortable with him remaining. Frankly, she's probably seeing this through more unclouded eyes...she saw the incident and the incidents leading up to this, she's home with dog and child every day, she knows what she could give toward rehabilitat
  4. So, lets stay on point here... a little more background. Since I've had Ollie, he's been trained on the clicker, he's been trained to enjoy children and in fact loves kids. My son at 2 1/2 is trained not to take things from dog's mouth, hit dog or otherwise bother dog, which when it happens is inadvertant. My son can command Ollie to lay down and sit with hand motions, which he does. I've read Don't Shoot the Dog, and don't intend to. I've worked Control Unleashed into my routinue and will take another look at it especially around calming. Ollie can be intense when turned "on" (which i
  5. I posted this in rescue, but it may be more appropriate here. I've not been on the boards for some time, but used to lurk and listen as I raised Ollie from 4 months old to the present. He is currently 6 1/2 years old. I need some advice as I consider what to do. My wife and I have a 2 year old, and Ollie has growled/snapped (never any contact) at him when overstimulated, stepped on or otherwise bothered by him. It's happened maybe 7-8 times. The most recent was today, and it was different. He was hyped up over a fly buzzing around the house, and my boy pushed past him to go outside
  6. I've not been on the boards for some time, but used to lurk and listen as I raised Ollie from 4 months old to the present. He is currently 6 1/2 years old. My wife and I have a 2 year old, and Ollie has done the growl and snap (never any contact) a few times when overstimulated. It's happened maybe 7-8 times. The most recent was today. He was hyped up over a fly buzzing around the house, and my boy pushed past him to go outside. Ollie knocked him down while growl/snapping at him. He demonstrated the restraint I've always trusted in him ...but for the first time there is evidence of co
  7. Our guy has a tendency to circle as well when walking off leash...he likes clockwise. It's because I trained him to "go around" me... and as he swoops around me from behind I let the frisbee fly. He does it on hikes sometimes, and if its not OK in the context I simply step in front of him and into his space...then order him next to me. It you don't like the behavior, interrupt it before it reinforces itself. The line is a good idea, gives you control...train her to walk next to you. But honestly, if she circles and stays close and focused on you, maybe its not the worst thing, depending o
  8. Location: Oregon - Portland Metro area, NW Oregon, SW Washington Distance willing to travel: up to 4-5 hours in any direction, depending on schedule Vehicle: Subaru Forester and Outback sport wagon Extra Crates: Yes Pull from shelter: Yes Hold overnight: Yes Times Available: Random, mainly weekends [transferred to database]
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