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Old 09-27-2011, 12:44 PM
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Default Gambit Update...

The coyboy has now been on Clomicalm for two and a half weeks. He's calmer definatly, but yesterday, we finally had a breakthrough.
He's one of those dogs that is hot **** when he's got a barrier between him and something he's afraid of, and will stand there barking like a moron. He runs when there's a chance someone might touch him, but as soon as there's a barrier, he swings so far over threshold that there's nothing to do about it. He's incredibly fast and agile, and it usually either takes two people to catch him and bring him in, or until the person on the other side of the fence is gone.
We've tried the look at that game, but he literally could not focus on even the most high value reward. Until yesterday. Yesterday, he focused on me every time I asked. It took him about 3 tries to realize how he earned the treat, and he was able to easily be redirected each time after that.
Today, he actually went runnign towards the fence, then pulled a 180 and came back to ask for a treat instead! I actually had tears in my eyes, because he has never done that before.
It's still a long road for him, but I'm finally seeing some progress!

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Old 09-27-2011, 12:46 PM
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That is truly amazing, I can't imagine how great that must have felt. Now that you both have the help of these meds to bring him down to a workable level I bet you'll just keep seeing progress. Keep up the good work!

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Old 09-27-2011, 12:46 PM
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Huge congrats. Now we need pictures.

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Old 09-27-2011, 01:31 PM
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Yes pictures!

Sooo happy for you! Congrats on the breakthrough!!!
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:48 PM
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That is awesome, wish I could 'like' your post
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:01 PM
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SO glad to hear that!! That's awesome!

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Old 09-27-2011, 02:05 PM
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WOW that is amazing, and totally put a huge smile on my face. Im just incredible happy for you that your finally getting somewhere

Keep up the good work Gamit

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Old 09-27-2011, 02:13 PM
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That's so awesome!! I love that feeling and I'm so happy it's working out for you and Gambit.

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Old 09-27-2011, 02:21 PM
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yay!!!! Best feeling ever.

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Old 09-27-2011, 02:52 PM
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your dedication to your dogs is really inspiring--so glad to hear that Gambit is making some progress! The little steps become the big steps!
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