rescue dog training blues / dog aggression cw Show more
we've had our dog for almost a year now and we're still struggling to help him out with his anxiety and fear reactivity.
its really hard bc it seems like as he comes to trust us slightly more he's actually showing his fear more openly, which has led to a lot of snapping and snarling, mostly at me it seems.
we just did a trainer consult with a really great force-free trainer and even just the consult helped me to make a lot of sense out of his behaviours
but its still really scary and sad when he snaps at me, especially because he almost always tries to do so when i'm clipping his harness and jacket on so we can go out in the freezing cold canadian winter, which he also hates as a tiny super short haired doggo.
i know its a process and i know its going to take time but its so hard knowing im such a source of fear for this lil guy and that im building a fear of him in return from all the close calls