last night after the dogs came in I got the "yummy can" (it's a can that used to hold Animal Cracker Cookies (for humans) and so it says "animal Crackers" on it. I'm so clever...)

the dogs both IMMEDIATELY SAT. and looked at me. I put one tiny charlee bear treat (about 1/2 inch across and flat) in my lips and bent down and Harley took it from my mouth... we have been working on 'easy' and "gentle" with him as he was always very GRABBY and teethy with his food and treats...
He is with us just over 6 months and it was like magic at the 6 month mark (which I was told was a big deal for a rescue) he just got sweet and loveable for my husband (who was so hurt that Harley would not come to him for pets) and he seemed to relax about food and treats.

his seperation anxiety seems to be lessening as well.
last night after the dogs came in I got the "yummy can" (it's a can that used to hold Animal ... for pets) and he seemed to relax about food and treats. his seperation anxiety seems to be lessening as well.

Awww, this is sweet! All your patience and training is paying off big time!
FurPaw

Don't believe everything that you think.
To reply, unleash the dog.
He is with us just over 6 months and it was like magic at the 6 month mark (which I ... so hurt that Harley would not come to him for pets) and he seemed to relax about food and treats.

How very wonderful!

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
last night after the dogs came in I got the "yummy can" (it's a can that used to hold Animal ... for pets) and he seemed to relax about food and treats. his seperation anxiety seems to be lessening as well.

I am happy for you and Harley that he is progressing well because of (or in spite of) Janet's influence. Muttley, also a rescue, has always been gentle taking treats, although he sometimes gets a little snappy when offered a rawhide chew. He also sat nicely for treats. This was all before I took him to obedience class, and I had always treated him with kindness and respect. Fortunately he survived the experience with forceful corrections and dominance based methods, even though he did not learn to pay attention.

Muttley never did seem to have separation anxiety, and after six months I was able to give him free run of the house. Again, without formal training. Just be nice (and consistent) with your dog...
Paul and Muttley
last night after the dogs came in I got the ... treats. his seperation anxiety seems to be lessening as well.

I am happy for you and Harley that he is progressing well because of (or in spite of) Janet's influence. ... free run of the house. Again, without formal training. Just be nice (and consistent) with your dog... Paul and Muttley

And yet he just bit a lab puppy last month
Nothing new under the sun after all..
I am happy for you and Harley that he is ... be nice (and consistent) with your dog... Paul and Muttley

And yet he just bit a lab puppy last month Nothing new under the sun after all..

And a big, off-leash dog attacked and killed my neighbor's dear little Papillon, Bug, with whom Muttley was playing just a few days before on Palm Sunday. But nobody here cared enough to post their condolences upon my announcement of the untimely demise of Muttley's little friend.

And Nessa said that her dog "would have destroyed" Muttley. So much for nice dogs and nice people who offer to try to find out why dogs act as they do, and work out possible solutions.
Nice try, Tara. Thanks for playing. No prize for a cheap shot...

Paul and Muttley
And yet he just bit a lab puppy last month Nothing new under the sun after all..

And a big, off-leash dog attacked and killed my neighbor's dear little Papillon, Bug, with whom Muttley was playing just ... as they do, and work out possible solutions. Nice try, Tara. Thanks for playing. No prize for a cheap shot...

Not really a cheap shot. You were zinging
jabs about Nessa's successes, so bring up the
fact that Muttley aggressed towards (and bit)
a young puppy in a group setting just last
month was actually pretty relevant.