Yes, I have a reactive dog. No, it is not my fault!

Maia is reactive, too. In the sense that she doesn’t get along well with other dogs. I meant to write something about this soon, but saw this post and tried out the reblog feature. I thought I could, perhaps, only reblog to myself, but no such luck.

So I’ve learned something new about blogging. In any case, this reblogged post is very interesting and I have a few things to say about many of the topics touched there, just not now.

I hope the reblogged post doesn’t disappear with my adding text, because I can’t see it in the edit box–which is good, can’t be changed that way.

Didn’t disappear, so all is good. The article is definitely worth a read!

The Wolfdog Blog

The article below has been written by Dr Isla Fishburn, it looks at why some dogs are ‘reactive’, interpreting that reactivity and the stigma associated with it.

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Yes, I have a reactive dog. No, it is not my fault!

You hear it wherever you go if you have a reactive dog, “Oh, you just need to put more training in.” What people don’t realise is that training, at least of the obedience kind, can help with reactivity issues but is not going to stop it.

I have been writing an article about over-exercising our dogs (with a particular focus on agility) as I believe this to be one cause of reactivity for some dogs. Why? Well because the first way for dogs to communicate is via scent and (without going in to too much detail –this is about reactivity in general rather than one specific type of reactivity) we, as…

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