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Marble and Doggie Daycare
Usually I only post about problems with Marble, and there have been ALOT of problems, but today I am really proud of him for the progress he's made! Marble is very aggressive towards dogs we encounter on walks, outside, etc. He always barks like a maniac, lunges at them, growls at them, etc. We have been working on that with a group class where I've had the trainer help me correct, distract, etc. So, today I took a risk and sent him to doggie daycare at a wonderful place. They actually have video cameras on the dog so you can check on them through the web and the dogs are separated according to size. The owners were absolutely great and slowly introduced him to a smaller pack and then a larger. I got to stay and watch him on the cameras and then check on him throughout the day. He was a little scared and shy all day, BUT he did not show any aggression at all when I wasn't there. He was a perfect angel. I am so happy!!! My hope is that if I take him once or twice a week, he will start to play with the dogs and become less anxious and more confident overall. It really was a breakthrough, because around me, he acts like an attack Pit Bull to every dog we see, and I was terrified that he would bite someday if we couldn't fix this. He's also been doing very well in obedience class - he's the smartest one there!