So, who thinks a fearful dog can show meaningful all-around improvement post-fear stages?
I have some, I think more basic, understanding of fears and their movtivations or triggers.
Uzi is a long story, but suffice to say I did not get my "hands" on him and have him living with me until he was 7 months old.
Overall, I think I have his improvement his fears. We have done some environmental socialization, and he was developing a forward fear response to rolling loud skateboards, which I have improved with LAT and clicker at the skate park.
However, he is still a fearful dog.
I have to think, if I can focus on some of his predictable fears, and work on those, and improving basic obedience, that his confidence will improve? I think that would be logical?
We could go on as we are now, but I see potential for improvement as well, and I think he could be that much more secure.
I guess I'm not necessarily looking for specific advice, more a discussion on confirmation on my thinking? If that makes sense.
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