An hour class is a LONG time with a reactive dog!! About 45 minutes in I found myself praying for it to end! I dont think Elo went more than 5 seconds the entire night without a treat.
Most of the night involved settling on a mat, isolated in a corner behand barriers, and even that was really tough for E, though he did start to settle a bit more toward the end of class. Just knowing there were other dogs "out there" was hard. We did a couple short sessions of LAT work with a STUFFED dog!! The instructor had it on leash and was "walking" it back and forth at a distance. Crazy that all of the dogs thought it was real! Elo was able to quietly offer glances at it except for once when it got too close.
Overall, I dont really feel like we accomplished anything, but I know it is a process and I need to be patient. Hoping that latent learning will kick in over the next week!
And the instructor was just fine this week! No issues and she liked Elo which earned her a few points. I like people that like my dogs!