Monday, September 9, 2013

PEDs: Getting What You Need

A few weeks ago, we welcomed a new "yellow" dog into our group with some pretty extreme leash reactivity.  But we are so impressed with the resolve that our reactive-dog owners have in helping their dogs become more comfortable in society.

We of all people know what it's like dealing with a reactive dog.  Not only does it wear on your patience, there are so many thoughts that run through your head: Will other give us the space we need? Will they think I'm a bad owner? Will they think he's a bad dog?

We love that, in our PEDs group, dogs always get the space they need; everyone knows that you are doing your best; and there are no bad dogs, just works-in-progress.

Do you have a reactive dog?  What are your worries when out in public?

1 comment:

  1. I don't know what to call Boomer, I'd like to say he's reactive but not in an all out I want to get at the other dogs around me barrier frustration. He's more of a shriek like a banshee because he can't get over to the other dogs to greet them, a whole other kind of barrier frustration. He's just a super friendly dog...