He is doing sooo much better than when he first came in!
He is much more relaxed in somewhat stressful situations and a little more relaxed in high stress situations.
He used to pant very heavily in all situations, but now it's only during the high stress ones.
His eyes used to be red and 'bugged out' in all situations, but now that doesn't happen at all. Even during private lessons with strange dogs and their owners.
He does, however, seemingly get very thirsty, even after only a few minutes of working through his anxiety issues. So, I don't keep him out more than ten or fifteen minutes at a time. I do take him out more often than the others.
He has NOT displayed any 'aggression' towards any dogs during his entire stay! However, like any dog, being in a new environment with definite structure can bring about some balance and relaxation. Plus, he witnesses the humans in total control of all dogs. Plus, the CPC dogs truly don't care what Mowgli is thinking or doing and barely give him the time of day. I have to call them over in order to practice with them! lol Other client dogs are much more intense and interested in Mowgli, especially during lessons. This is where those high-stress situations occur. He is handling them like a champ and has learned to not worry about the other dog, since the humans are in control of that dog.
He will sniff dogs through gates/fences without barking or trying to bite. He just doesn't enjoy their company though and will tolerate only so much sniffing time. He growled one time, I corrected with collar and leash and he hasn't done it since. I think he still would like to though! lol
Mowgli is eating well, his allergies seem to be under control, his 'area' is red but not open, and he has normal stool at this time.
I feel Mowgli will do great with owner follow up, but could just as quickly and easily regress without it. Not allowing OTHER DOGS anywhere near him will be important in the beginning. I don't just mean keeping other dogs away, I mean actively telling the other dogs to 'go away'. I'll show you how I do this in a subtle manner at the send home lesson!
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"Hi Suzi!! I just wanted to give you an incredible update on our boy Gunnar. A few weeks ago I had an episode while my husband Casey was busy and thanks to you and your training techniques, I was able to get Gunnar to tell Casey I was having a problem and I was able to keep Gunnar and I calm (which is incredible considering I was on the floor immobilized and only partially able to speak). Not only that, but Gunnar actually stayed calm when the paramedics were in our home! And then today, while doing some outdoor chores, Gunnar "spoke" to tell me there were "intruders" and then pointed them to me in perfect form. I truly cannot thank you enough for helping me with my "problem child" and even if he isn't perfect...he did save my life and stayed completely calm about it!" Shannon Hawkins - November 21, 2014 _____________________________________________________________ "Sophie is doing so great! I cannot believe how quickly she is picking up what I want her to do! These techniques really work! Thank you, Jennifer" Jennifer Mrachek August 16, 2015