Jack was a 2 year old female dog, a Heinz 57. This kid was as sweet as they come, adapting pretty well to her second family except for one really annoying problem. When her folks walked in the door she displayed her feelings by rolling onto her side, raising one rear leg, and draining her bladder. It happened because a dreaded involuntary stab of panic that triggered her neurologic system to go into free-fall.
It’s easy to make the wrong move. No one intentionally tries to worsen their dog’s behavior but applying the wrong treatment usually results in bigger problems. Jack could only improve if she was set-up for success by people who modeled canine leadership.