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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!
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This is so wonderful to know...I have been putting off doggy day care since our first training session. I wish I could be so brave!



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Wonderful news about Marble! Good boy, good mommy!

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That's great Gina! We've got one opening soon here and I can't wait. The one here will be Camp Bowwow. What's yours called?

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Yeah Marble and way to go Gina... working with him to overcome this. Now you can feel more relaxed when you encounter other dogs. Have fun

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That's great. Glad to hear Marble's making progress.

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Thanks, everyone! Ann, its called Melbourne Preppy Pet (one of the franchises if anyone's ever heard of it). A husband and wife own it, and they are really great. They took so much time with us! I used to board him for our trips at a kennel last year and pay for the daycare so he'd play in the day, but I never knew if they actually let him out during the day. Now if we travel, I can see it for myself, and that makes me feel better knowing he's not stuck in a cage. Linda, if you find the right place, I think it could be great for Dexter. This is my third one.
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Wonderful !! I said I was going to look into something like that but have yet to do it. This was encouraging enough to push me in the right direction, it's just a matter of finding the right place.

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