01/09/19 [Reactive Dog Support Group]

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Welcome to the weekly reactive dog support group!

The mission of this post is to provide a constructive place to discuss your dog's progress and setbacks in conquering his/her reactivity. Feel free to post your weekly progress report, as well as any questions or tips you might have! We seek to provide a safe space to vent your frustrations as well, so feel free to express yourself.

We welcome owners of both reactive and ex-reactive dogs!

NEW TO REACTIVITY?

New to the subject of reactivity? A reactive dog is one who displays inappropriate responses (most commonly barking and lunging) to dogs, people, or other triggers. The most common form is leash reactivity, where the dog is only reactive while on a leash. Some dogs are more fearful or anxious and display reactive behavior in new circumstances or with unfamiliar people or dogs whether on or off leash.

Does this sound familiar? Lucky for you, this is a pretty common problem that many dog owners struggle with. It can feel isolating and frustrating, but we are here to help!

Resources

Books

Feisty Fido by Patricia McConnel, PhD and Karen London, PhD

The Cautious Canine by Patricia McConnel, PhD

Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt

Click to Calm by Emma Parsons for Karen Pryor

Fired up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training the Crazy Dog from Over the Top to Under Control

On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals

Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0

Online Articles/Blogs/Sites

A collection of articles by various authors compiled by Karen Pryor

How to Help Your Fearful Dog: become the crazy dog lady! By Karen Pryor

Articles from Dogs in Need of Space, AKA DINOS

Foundation Exercises for Your Leash-Reactive Dog by Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

Leash Gremlins Need Love Too! How to help your reactive dog.

Across a Threshold — Understanding thresholds

CARE — a condensed summary of reactivity treatment using counter conditioning and positive reinforcement

Videos

Sophia Yin on Dog Agression

DVD: Reactivity, a program for rehabilitation by Emily Larlham (kikopup)

Barking on a Walk Emily Larlham (kikopup)

Barking at Strangers Emily Larlham (kikopup)

**Previous Reactive Dog Support Group posts

Here

**Reactive Dog Subreddit

Here

Introduce your dog if you are new, and for those of you who have previously participated, make sure to tell us how your week has been!

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