Saturday June 23rd.
Bella has hit some major milestones this week. One of the most frustrating things was Bella would bark and lunge at other dogs when she was on leash unknown people, especially men, and big objects that rolled or made a lot of noise. In the past, we could continue our walks with a zig zaggy way of avoidance to keep the space between her to these things big enough so she was not go bonkers.
|The market is on a busy corner - with music too|
|Bella is taking rewards as the dogs bark and one growls at her|
|Later she was calmly taking a reward from a girl with lots of people, cars, bikes , etc!|
|She is observing people approaching|
I will keep you posted as I work with her in more and more challenging situations and try out ways to help her be happy about scary things. Getting my daughter and husband to work with her is also a part of the plan. We'll see how that goes! I find this food is helping her to be more calm so she can learn. I think she will need to be on it a few months before any weaning off or adjusting the diet. I am not clear if all dogs need to stay on this lifelong, but if they did, that would not be any health problem. Right now there is a $10 rebate through the company for CALM food which does help the pocket book. You can go to the facebook page for the coupon. We have the coupons printed out for you when you come in to purchase a bag.
|A great day for a market - we will come back for more learning|
|Bella is work, but she is worth it!|