Time perhaps to eliminate "you dirty rat" from our vocabulary? Truly, people pay big bucks for this sort of thing. After years of working with Willie’s reactivity when he was young, I can instantly recall the feeling of helplessness and horror as some dog comes barreling toward your own. We can’t go walking without a shelaileigh.”. Plus I prefer not to reward bad behavior (and both the owner and the loose dog are guilty of that). Bad as a charging dog is, it was almost worse to spot a friendly face and wagging tail bopping up to you when you know your dog is likely about to create a Hulksmash! I do think we need to be benevolent to all out there, including people whose dogs aren’t under the control that they think they are. Thank you for everything you do for dogs and helping all of us with ours. What should I do when my dog gets spooked. And for some high-intensity dogs, “I want to play” turns into “Maybe we should fight” if they go over threshold with excitement. Dr. McConnell is not able to answer questions about individual behavior problems, and is no longer seeing clients. Or… whatever your dog does to first alert you that he is uncomfortable. Community See All. Trisha's Blog. What gave me pause was the phrase “if a dog grabbed a hold of mine OR CAME CLOSE ENOUGH TO IT”. Stupid owners and irresponsible owners have a lot to answer for! I said “Stand” twice, which I know is not a cue she and I have mastered, and she lay down both times (she loves to lie down), but I got her up instantly. I describe the program I used for Willie in The Cautious Canine, and illustrate several methods with a variety of dogs in my Dog-Dog Reactive Seminar DVD. or It’s when he feels forced/trapped/unable to get away that he gets extra nervous. I see now that you meant “an attack equivalent to grabbing”, but initially I thought you might have meant ‘any dog coming close enough to grab my dog’, which could have included a friendly approach. A few other comments: I didn’t directly mention teaching “Get Behind” or “Emergency U-Turn” (which is in Feisty Fido and several of the links), but I’m glad that several commenters did. Patricia Mcconnell in Illinois. No resolutions, but a “plan” inspired by Mary Oliver’s question, “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” is the basis for my blog this week (link in profile). I have to constantly be on the lookout for other dogs though. Join me in unpacking this surprising contention, and chime in on whether your own cats are afraid of thunder or not. Oh oh oh. I made a handler’s mistake at the second drive panel, all on me, so we didn’t get a winning score, but we had a great time, I accomplished my goal and she handled the sheep beautifully. I’m not worried about her safety she can take care of herself; and I doubt she’d hesitate to ‘take care of’ their off leash pal. When he went running with our reactive dog, he discovered that each time he saw other people/dogs, his heart rate monitor would start beeping madly. I shouted out “Keep your dog away” and grabbed my Kerry Blue terrier’s harness. Join thousands of dog lovers around the world in an ongoing inquiry about canine behavior, and follow the adventures of Patricia (2 legs), Willie, Maggie, & Tootsie (4 legs), and a very spoiled flock of sheep. MEANWHILE, back on the farm: Ahhhh, what a difference a weekend makes. I learned it from Trish King, have used it numerous times and have had consistently good results with it. Thank you Bark Magazine for putting The Other End of the Leash on it... s "Best Book List," for reads that helps us better know our dogs! Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. December 22 at 9:43 AM. What strikes me especially is how much fear there is about dogs running up to our own. 11.5k Followers, 34 Following, 477 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Patricia McConnell (@patriciamcconnellphd) Privacy | 286,313 people follow this. I found playing tug to be a better reinforcement than food for Willie, but every dog is different. They couldn’t get their dog back so I walloped it a few times to get it away from my dog. Still, we live in the city and she very rarely gets unstructured off-leash time (i.e. or your dog might attack a friendly dog just for approaching you, is it really very different from knowing that you or they might attack a friendly person? I’ve written a lot about this, (see “Aggression Toward Other Dogs” in the Learning Center) but I thought this was a good time to revisit the topic. FAQ. Just another day of window shopping… 05/17/2018. Though chock-full of stories about Will, Dr. McConnell’s troubled border collie puppy, and sprinkled with tales of other traumatized and terrified dogs she has helped over the years, The Education of Will is primarily Dr. McConnell’s story. I’m interested in knowing more about how the reactions of “city” dogs may differ from those of “country” dogs. My worst problem is when Casey sees a dog before I do and reacts (lunge/bark) before I have the chance to ask for a different behavior. Terry Ryan famously said that all good dog trainers need as big a tool box as they can get, and I’ve followed that advice my entire career. did someone actually say that? Or stops and obsessively sniffs the ground. “Loose dogs” were the norm when I grew up, and no one would have objected to another dog running up to their own. SIGH! Just a thought. Take notes. There hasn’t been a single “OTHER” dog that thrown a fistfull of hotdog pieces wouldn’t go after those, while me and my two turn and walk away. Comments. My first thought was, “I’m in big trouble.” I quickly put Casey in a sit-stay beside me, turned toward the other dog with my hand up like a traffic cop and yelled, “No! People who don’t give a flip about leash laws or me and my somewhat reactive dog will usually call their dog when it looks like I might strike. Lived In Snohomish WA, Mcdonough GA, Mariposa CA, Davis CA. Background Checks Coming right up, not next week (am overwhelmed with Willie care, writing Keynote for Penn Vet, etc etc) but soon soon soon. I yelled, “No! I love Jane’s suggestion for a blog post on combating perfectionism in dog ownership. He always carried a large weathered oak stick worn smooth about four feet long he called his shelaileigh. Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. And as you said I observe and understand the triggers. This was a first but I was suitably embarrassed, apologetic and now know he can only be off leash in a dog park. But here are the basics: 1) Identify the Triggers and the Tells. But even at midnight we still run across unleashed dogs from time to time. Unfortunately, many dog owners see the behavior of a dog like Will — lunging, barking, maybe snarling or even biting — as aggression. That’s the basis of classical conditioning, which changes behavior by changing internal affect and physiology. I also stop with parked cars blocking view of dogs across street. Trisha – a couple of years ago, we ended up sedating Obi at night when he couldn’t keep from gnawing on the staples from an Achilles tendon tear. A vicious circle if you will. What a nice exchange between two of my very favorite dog trainers. I too would never want to cause suffering in another dog who just happened to come over to greet one of my dogs. Our dear departed Aussie Bandit, who had great dog savvy, would turn away and casually, with great dignity, stroll away. I’m not saying I’d never take the more extreme measures, but certainly I would only feel justified in doing so in the case of an actual violent attack. Holiday lights, number 1. It often manifests as aggression, sure, but at its core, it is fear. I’m going to do whatever it takes to protect her. I had a loose pit bull charge my 17 year old 12 pound dog. 2) When my husband is outside talking to a neighbor with leashed dogs, I leash my dog and take him to just within whatever distance HE decides he can be without reacting; when he settles (however long that takes), we move a little closer but still out of contact range (he’s not ready for that yet). Though it takes a little more space, I’ve found a plastic Easter egg with kibble inside to be more effective. She then says oh , he’s friendly. I’ve found them to be oh so useful. I personally feel that in that situation it’s my job to protect MY dog, not the other person’s. It breaks my heart that the reader who wrote loves to walk in State Parks (so good for her and her dog) but is accosted by loose dogs that set back her treatment plan. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Patricia Mcconnell in Michigan (MI). That’s when I began carrying a walking stick, NOT to ever, ever hit a dog with, but to protect the space around me or me and a dog. Bad News, Good News. When is enough enough? Patricia is known the world over for her clear and engaging. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Patricia Mcconnell in Massachusetts (MA). Required fields are marked *. Seminars Share on. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for Patricia Mcconnell in Colorado (CO). I have been working on trying to break his obsession with “Look at me”, with moderate success. Walking away with her dog I hear her say ” those were mean people and mean dog”. Ahh, Jack is not dog-reactive at all but it can still be disconcerting to see a loose dog running towards you; one never knows if the loose dog is friendly or not, or if the loose dog is clueless or not (as he is nearly 11– how did this happen!! An alert Facebook reader sent in this video of two dogs posturing over some kibble scattered on the ground. I am a huge fan and listen to many of your books while driving. 05/14/2018. For more ideas, go to Dogwise, they have a great selection. I thought about how the agony of his early weeks and months affected his overall quality of life and that of Dr. McConnell’s other dogs. each so they need to be small. When we first had our then 1,5 year old rescue Galgo she was quite insecure with other dogs. I might title the topic, “How do you know when you’re doing enough for your dog?” aka, combatting perfectionism in dog ownership. Background Checks John Mcconnell in Illinois. Barkshelf, The Thinking Dog Blog dog books, memoirs, overcoming trauma, Patricia McConnell, trauma and dogs, trauma and recovery Patricia McConnell wrote on her blog about her frustration that most bookstores place The Education of Will with the pet books. Tenant Screening. 05/19/2018. 1) When we are in the house and my dog starts squealing and racing between windows when he sees a dog outside, we play the engage-disengage game; we also do this when we are out walking and encounter other on-leash dogs. My two, that were leashed, reacted when we were charged in our yard. I describe “Watch” or “Look at Me” in detail in The Cautious Canine, because if your dog is looking at you, he’s not lunging at barking at another dog. My go-to method is to pull all my dogs behind me (anywhere from 2-4 at a time). 11.5k Followers, 34 Following, 477 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Patricia McConnell (@patriciamcconnellphd) patriciamcconnellphd. It’s such a common problem and affects a multitude of dog owners. Read this book! The noise from the freeway complicates matters, making it difficult to hear those coming up behind you. Click here to find personal data about Rosemary Mcconnell including phone numbers, addresses, directorships, electoral roll information, related property prices and other useful information. That’s harder than it sounds, because stopping your dog can give you a tiny moment to evaluate what the sheep are doing and decide what to ask your dog to do next. YOU: You know the in-flight instruction to “put the oxygen mask on yourself first”? So we took the same approach with dog-clueless Habi, teaching an emergency U-turn with mega-value treats. This is my first dog and it’s hard for me to let “fo” of the leash. She’s right. The line between operant and classical conditioning is much fuzzier than is often allowed, but the end goal of any kind of treatment for a reactive dog is to change the dog’s internal affect so that his or her behavior changes. (A full out attack is another thing altogether, but those are so very rare.) Works every time. I once threw a full poop bag at a charging dog, when I didn’t have enough treats with me to be worth it. He is fine with my husband, daughter who is 11. and there is actually a lot to do in Orlando besides parks. Your email address will not be published. As the parent of a reactive dog (signs are either looking away & turning away or squealing & lunging), I’ve been working this issue from several angles, and especially try to take advantage of unexpected opportunities when my dog goes on high alert. Also, I have a suggestion that probably won’t help many people, but I’ll leave it anyway–we live in FL and have had a great time bringing our dog-reactive dog to Orlando. Very protective of me. Betty Mcconnell in Illinois. Now what’s next?” They would happily keep going. (Spoiler alert: Yes they did, in a national magazine.) Comments. . Comments. His greetings and meetings are friendly. There are so many resources out there that can help you here. Your email address will not be published. Then we explain that we have a reactive dog at home who taught us to always ask before allowing a greeting. In case you missed it, here’s a summary of last week, in which Willie had emergency surgery after collapsing on Tuesday. (Page 2) Their courageous, compelling story will profoundly deepen your understanding of people and animals, fear and shame, love and listening. In any case, it worked. It’s only partly a dog book; a wonderful dog book, by the way. I feel there is a tremendous amount of confusion in the general public about all sorts of dog issues, but none greater than the twin bugbears of the words “dominance” and “aggression”. The second best result is Patricia McConnell age 80+ in Casa Grande, AZ in the Evergreen neighborhood. Find Betty Mcconnell's phone number, address, and email on Spokeo, the leading people search directory for contact information and public records. I don’t think the idea was widely shared enough for many people to know what it meant though, and it’s not much help with off leash, out of control loose dogs. We found 14 records for Patricia Mcconnell in Edinburg, Bonita Springs and 10 other cities in Illinois. See Grisha Stewart’s BAT 2.0 for a good description of how to set your dog up so that he is on the boundary of his “threshold,” and reinforce him the instant he offers a relaxed response. You can find this special treat at Walmart, surprisingly enough!! He is a pup who has had a few run-ins with another dog-aggressive dog, so I understand where his fear and trepidation come into play. by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D.(1996-01-01) by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D. They have also lived in Arcadia, LA and Minden, LA. Before we went walking around the farm or in the timber, he always grabbed the shelaileigh. Select this result to view Patricia McConnell's phone number, address, and more. I have had him since he was 9 weeks old, Breeder has both parents, raised with children. Share on. I don’t mean a full-bore lunge and explosion of barks, I mean the first time your dog’s mouth closes and he goes still. $11.00 Quick Look Boop! Just ask Willie, who, with a very few exceptions,  loves meeting other dogs now. Neither of these things unless I felt I had to, I would throw treats at the dog first for sure if I had enough time, but if I did feel I had to, I would. In her work with aggressive and fearful dogs, Dr. McConnell had to face her own fears as well as convince the dogs’ owners that their dogs needed compassion and patience as they worked to overcome the fear underlying the dogs’ aggression. That’s our first job, to find a way to avoid that sense of helpless panic when a dog comes barreling toward you. I try to engage when she wants to play in the house, but when is enough enough? Patricia Mcconnell in Illinois. She was born in Evanston, Illinois, on October 28, 1930, the daughter of Andrew and Jessie (Monts) Miller. And he did. « Oh Willie. Check out the Barkshelf: Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I’m always asked if he is a rescue-if only I could say yes and his behavior would be more accepted. Of course not. While signage reminds people of leash laws, roughly 10% of people insist on walking, running and biking with off-leash dogs. She was NOT interested in the kibble I threw at her, but I was able to block her access to him and we got away. I have always wondered about one of the pop-up umbrellas, if that would stop a charging dog. I chop a hotdog into quaters lengthwise and then cut them across. With multiple leashes in my hands, I just don’t have one free to grab a handful of treats and throw them at an approaching dog. He stayed in his sit and did not look at the other dog. I warned him that if this dog was seen off-lead again near roads where i live he would be reported to the dog warden. For the people who want to let their dog off leash and do not have a 100% reliable recall, I recommend a 20 ft lead line. He’s never offered anything beyond the “turn and run” or “stay still and hope the threat leaves” responses. Gifts for Us All for the Holidays My dogs were very good and didn’t react back-again I hit it to get it away from my dogs as I didn’t want it to bite them and them get hurt and myself end up with a vet’s bill. A lot of dogs aren’t particularly helpful with the cues they give back, as they often seem to have the attitude of, “That last thing you did for us with the fetch game/interactive toy/trick training was great! Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. That’s part of why I’ve learned that taking away the fear (in us, not our dogs) is crucial for our sake and that of our dogs. How do I provide mental stimulation for my dog? 2) Operant to the Rescue:  The sky’s the limit here, but I find it extremely helpful to have a couple of cues that your dog has mastered that you can use to create the response you want. Controlled set-ups helped a lot with managing our emotional state…and were good for our dog too. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17425.Patricia_B_McConnell Welcome to my public page, which is mostly about canine behavior and health. # happyholidays # lifeonthefarm # merryandbright. I say this with no blame or judgement- ANYONE can find themselves with an aggressive or reactive dog. Blog Home >> Archives for patricia mcconnell blog. Patricia is related to Lisa MacLaren and Leroy D McConnell as well as 3 additional people. If you feel stronger, surely that can help your dog too. Whitepages people search is the most trusted directory. How can I be sure that my pet’s food is safe? Thank you for the timely post. I’m always amazed by the number of people who are offended when I try to keep their dog safe by asking them to leash their dog and not let them interact with Finna. Testimonials | It is deeply personal; writing in is courageous and testament to her ability to examine the worst experiences a person can have, work through them, and share them in all their frightening, embarrassing, horrifying detail. the dog also had no id tag on which is against the law too. (Example: Your dog sees another dog two blocks away, and you immediately  give him a treat or play tug with him. xxx case study of “lock and load” dog xxx, xxxx dog-dog reactivity II the basics xxx. BUT, if you have some tools in your pocket you can radically change how you feel. Share on. Patricia has seen clients for serious … Now she is 10 years old and usually she can manage although in some situations she will still bark at other dogs when on leash. Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. Today at 1:49 PM. Most of us are, or were, goodhearted but clueless. Patricia Mcconnell Dog “This booklet saved my dog’s life and secured his place in my heart and home forever.” -Karen Vogt “This is one of the finest little gems in the dog behavior world—a practical, step-by-step guide to help desensitize and modify unwanted responses, while building confidence in your dog. Besides finding myself thinking a lot about Willie’s first years as a reactive dog (nothing like a medical emergency to start you reminiscing), we just put up a long-scheduled sale on the Dog-Dog Reactivity DVD and booklets, so this issue has been on my mind for a variety of reasons. Home; Shop; Learning Center; Trisha’s Blog; Join The Pack; Events ; Welcome to an ongoing inquiry about the behavior of people and dogs. So far I’ve found the best solution to let him “investigate” on his own, which he does very respectfully and cautiously (with dogs that I know and know to be friendly/welcoming dogs). I’ve known … @Beth- That’s a great point, differentiating between true offensive ‘aggression’ and hostile/fearful ‘reaction’. What can I do? I think dog-dog reactivity is a much bigger problem than it was before–so many of our dogs meet other dogs when on leash and being forced by sidewalks to walk directly toward them, and so many people are getting their dogs out more (yay!). I think it’s really important to educate dog owners at every opportunity, as most of us started out ignorant too (at least I did!). But far more powerful than either of those, it’s a book about overcoming trauma, understanding how experiencing trauma affects every aspect of the survivor’s life and behavior — and gathering the courage, compassion, and forgiveness to face the trauma and heal. It always worked to defuse potential space-invaders (friendly or not-so). BLOG; UPCOMING EVENTS; Blog; Links; Have a peaceful day. Unfortunately not all dogs signal their intentions. I do have to note that you cannot bring dogs to the theme parks, but dog friendly lodging is easily possible if your dog can be crated some of the time. Thank you so much for continuing to share that tip. Madison – Clara A. McConnell, age 87, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Waunakee Manor. See more of Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. on Facebook. Recently in my neighborhood a loose dog ran up to someone’s dog, picked it up, and shook it, almost killing it. I plead guilty. Our dog is fine with people but just can’t handle dogs, so it works great for her, especially because we sometimes worry that she is living an overly isolated life due to the dilemma of not being able to do take the dog anywhere that she is allowed…because there will be other dogs there! Put on your detective hat. My experience of living with a severely fearful dog, who was a very challenging flavor of “reactive,” is that it also makes *us* become reactive. During the day we kept an eagle eye on him, but after a couple of sleepless nights, Mike and I asked the vet for sedatives (for Obi) so we could sleep. Argh, I feel her pain. Hannah Branigan & Ken Ramirez present Shaping with precision. I found that walking Willie or client’s dogs in areas close to busy roads drastically cuts down on the number of loose dogs. Helicopter parents, ha, ha! Looking for a good book? 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