It would be worth the money to have a qualified behaviorist come in to evaluate your situation. Then you'd know exactly what was going on and the best way to address it. These situations can escalate rapidly if they're not addressed quickly, so the sooner you get someone in for an intervention, the better.
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Sounds like Stonewall has a great new home and you have peace of mind. Sometimes that is all we can ask for at the end of the day.
Abbey is looking for a forever home
Positive reinforcement is THE way to go, I agree!
This is just my opinion.
There are some positive aspects of Mr. Milan's training, but I also believe that there are many negative aspects. I do not believe in the aversive training techniques that he teaches such as: Flooding, finger pokes, leash jerks and alpha rolls. My opinion is that all of these create unpleasant sensations which can sometimes cause unwanted stress and fear within dogs. This fear may be why a dog may avoid the behavior in the future, but what if it doesn't? I believe that this could all lead to additional behavioral problems. A better approach is that of Ian Dunbar, which is a positive- reinforcement/rewards based approach, and is not physical in anyway like Mr. Milan's.
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