I have a proper soft spot for Doberman, they’re always characters!
Shadow is a nervous girl. She struggles with some people being close and dogs that run over to her.
She once escaped her lead and ran at someone barking and lunging, which is when I was called in to help.
Since this event, her owner has been anxious about walking her.
Shadow has some good foundations, she has been working through some @absolutedogsofficial games and one of their programs so they have a strong relationship already which we can build on.
We started with some counter conditioning with people in general, which went perfectly. We then moved onto a garden where she hates and reacts to the dog inside - so we created a mutually exclusive behaviour for that. Finally, we moved to the outside of her house, which is where shadow struggled the most - she did well however the focus of our confidence-building activities will be here.
Shadow is lovely, a very calm Doberman.
Looking forward to working with them again soon
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