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Thought I'd post to give other people with fear aggressive / high anxiety dogs some hope.

 

Since we moved from an apartment to a house, Leo's stress levels have come way down and his fear aggression has improved a lot. He's gone about a month without any peeing when we leave the house and the neighbors swear he isn't making noise while we're gone. He's getting used to one of the little dogs that was terrifying him on walks--still nervous but he actually wagged his tail yesterday when he saw him. And he went to the M&G at the farmer's market the other week--2 hours with no problems--being literally in the middle of a pack of greyhounds really boosts his confidence levels.

 

Thanks to everyone here for their advice about helping him. I think he'll always be high anxiety (I can relate to that) and we're still working on his on leash issues, but he is generally a much happier dog than when we adopted him.

Beth, Petey (8 September 2018- ), and Faith (22 March 2019). Godspeed Patrick (28 April 1999 - 5 August 2012), Murphy (23 June 2004 - 27 July 2013), Leo (1 May 2009 - 27 January 2020), and Henry (10 August 2010 - 7 August 2020), you were loved more than you can know.

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How wonderful for all of you. :)

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A great update, thanks for sharing! :)

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That is so good to hear.

 

Never give up, my angel Sadi had terrible fear aggression and was virtually agoraphobic when I adopted her, it took about a year but she turned out just fine in the end. When I told people who didn't know her in her first year what she was like they never believed me :)

<p>"One day I hope to be the person my dog thinks I am"Sadi's Pet Pages Sadi's Greyhound Data PageMulder1/9/95-21/3/04 Scully1/9/95-16/2/05Sadi 7/4/99 - 23/6/13 CroftviewRGT

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Sounds like he's making greyt progress.

 

being literally in the middle of a pack of greyhounds really boosts his confidence levels.

Maybe you need more than two. :flip

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:confetti Great to read such a positive update!

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