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Max the Reactive Jack Russell

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

Well, in this case, we are certainly are trying!

Max is 11 years young and had a lifetime of practicing going outside without a lead, recall all restrictions on which dogs he’s runs over to to see. He’s now with new guardians who want to help him resolve this issues without putting him at risk.


Since we started with Max, his focus on his guardians has gone from 0% of the time to 50% of the time. This automatically reduces his reactivity.


He is by no means anywhere near sorted, and resolving his reactivity is going to take some time.


Due to some of his arousal spikes, we will also be recommending further vet checks to rule out pain exacerbating his reactivity. Studies suggest that up to 80% of dogs Max’s age have osteoarthritis, so checking him out for this could be a big help.


You can teach an old dog new tricks, but it takes a lot longer.

It takes some special guardians to work this hard on a dog


Well done!


If this case sounds like your dog and you are having a similar issue, or a different issue entirely, book a FREE assessment call with us by clicking HERE.

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