Yesterday was Chico's first session with us, he has a few issues that we'll be working through over the next couple of months. Previously he has snatched at people's hands when clipping his harness on or having to manually move him. He's also quite anxious and gets startled easily.
Firstly as Chico has got allergies and has a sensitive tummy as a result his owners have been referred him back to his vets so we can find out exactly what he's allergic too. Once this is eradicated a lot of Chico's problems will minimize as his tummy hopefully won't hurt him as much.
We went through the stages of changing his emotional response to harness using systematic desensitisation and counterconditioning
Introduced how to switch off and settle, which will be used later down the line to work on him being startled easy
We also played some games to work on his basic impulses so he can start to learn how to control his emotions
Chicos have lots of homework to work through which I have no doubt that Chico will get through.
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