- 5 September 2018
I feel really down about it, I dont feel like I should have to justify everything with my dog being nervous. She's not massively nervous, mostly indifferent, but who would like two huge strange dogs piling on them? I certainly didn't appreciate it for myself regardless of my dog. It's making me dread walks more and more 😩
I had to do a LOT of positive reinforcement with Joe, following other dogs at a safe distance, taking evasive manoeuvres, and lots of treats for looking/disengaging, and positive interactions. He's not reactive any more, years later (unless he gets bum-rushed or jumped on, which is fair enough) but I still give him treats to this day for good dog interactions, I think it's important to keep these things topped up and also it makes me feel happier on walks/keeps me interesting to him/balances out the bad interactions with stupid people!