Reactive Adult Dogs can still Learn

Luna’s life with Hope and Brian began with great promise. But it wasn’t long before her freak-out moments began to consume their lives. When well-meaning dog lovers approached or reached for her she trembled, growled, and dribbled urine. Setting Luna up for success would be the most important priority for the rest of her life. As she gradually learned to relax I explained how to teach her to divert her attention from a fear trigger.

I’ll share facts on puppy socialization, an opportunity that was likely missed during this wigged-out dog’s earlier months, specifically her first 3. Proper socialization at the appropriate developmental stages really counts but there is more to it than exposure to the right creatures at the correct times.

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