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I adopted a black lab, a “little female” from the humane society about 1 1/2 years ago. When she came to us she was suspicious about her surroundings, of course, but sweet. She was great with our resident golden retriever, but did have issues with other dogs, mostly the big ones.
My hubby and I watched a lot of Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer, (I still do). Cesar taught me what to expect from my dog, how to leave her past behind…without making her drag it around with to buy her all the time, and he also taught me what I can expect from my dog.
I took her to dog training classes. But mostly, what helped me was Cesar. She became calmer day by day, and now I can walk her without pulling, without hassle when I go past another dog. And, she comes on recall.
Most of all, after 1 1/2 years, she is becoming so loving with other people. She is such a good dog. I am still working on the “big dog issue”. She still has some problems, but only when a big dog gets in her face. But, there is NO signs of aggression, more fear or aggravation.
Anyways, people, if you have an adopted dog, please have the patience to continue with your teaching, your training, and your expectations. The reward will be fantastic for both of you!!!! And, watch Cesar Millan, he will help you more than anything else!! And also include dog training.
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