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Bounce Back

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As we introduce a dog or puppy to the world we expect it to function in, we want to send the message that life with us is good.  You (the dog) are safe.  What may seem a bit weird and unsettling is not a threat.  To do this we must log (have the dog or puppy go through/experience) as many positive experiences as we can.  In doing this, we will inevitably encounter things and situations that push the dog out of its comfort zone and elicit a fear response.  How we handle these situations will have a big impact on the how the dog will handle stressful situations in the future.  Experiences can make or break a dog. Continue reading