Remember how I mentioned Jack is kind of a fearful dog and has taken little nips at people when he’s scared? Well, we are really trying to do all we can to train him and take away the emotional response. Today my brother-in-law and one of his employees came over because his employee is repairing and painting our deck for us this weekend. Anyway, Jack was barking up a storm when he heard them on the deck. So, I calmed his down (had him sit and gave him a treat), put him on his leash and we ventured out. And he was a rockstar! I had the guys give him treats and I praised the shit out of him for being so good. He just smelled them and then wanted to be their best friend. I know we have a ways to go, but I feel so hopeful.
Good boy Jack, good boy!