Just wanted to share my excitement about all of the tools you gave me to handle Emily in stressful situations. You should be PROUD!!
Saturday, I took her to the vaccination clinic to get a shot. When I got there, the line was out the door (40-60 minutes). I figured that I would give it a try. If she got agitated or too distracted, I would leave. SHE WAS AWESOME!!! She didn’t pull. She didn’t bother the cat in the carrying bag, nor the Chihuahua (who is very “temperamental” per Owner). She didn’t bother any other dogs and the two that came to sniff her, she ignored. She didn’t fuss with the Vet (the last place we went, they tried to trap her and wrap themselves around her so she couldn’t move – she pooed on them. Yes, she did!). The Vet petted her and while I was petting her, he gave her her shot. She barely noticed. She didn’t bark at anyone or jump. And for being the BEST dog there, she got a new Airdog bone. She loves them.
This was the first time that I had her in a group of other animals (who had OBVIOUSLY not attended any J9’s K9s classes and yes I told them all about you). I knew she would definitely get agitated if she felt I was, so I relaxed. The time passed quickly chatting with all of the other pet owners and she was the Queen of the Ball.
Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!