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Friendly to people, reactive to dogs, how can we assit Ria?

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Suzy Godsey Charlie Yesdog

Suzy Godsey Charlie Yesdog


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Suzy has worked with Laurie and her dog, Ria, in person.  During their first meeting Suzy gave Laurie some tools regarding Ria’s dog aggression. Now, Laurie would like to further the training and follow-up with other questions.
One of Laurie’s main questions is how to clearly communicate with Ria, what works and what doesn't. Other trainer’s have suggested that Laurie needs to play the role of “Alpha dog” in order to have Ria listen to her. Is this true? Suzy will offer her perspective.
Ria has some unusual behaviors. With some people she rolls over and gives them her belly, then she growls at them when they touch her. She's never bitten anyone, but Laurie wants to know why Ria does this. How can she help Ria to feel safe with new people?
Laurie is also curious about Ria’s relationship with what’s happening around her? Does any of Ria’s behavior have to do with the overall picture of what’s happening in the household? Join Suzy and Laurie for this conversation!