EBD045 Reactive Dog Case Study - A Journey of Courage and Heart


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Welcome to the Enlightened by Dogs podcast hosted by Kathy Kawalec. During this episode, Kathy presents a segment of an interview with one of the member’s of Brilliant Partners Academy, Kelly. Kelly’s dog, Merle was an extremely reactive dog and in this interview, Kelly and Kathy describe how the partnership approach was administered and worked in soothing his behavior. In this episode, you will hear life-changing advice for both you and your dog!

Listen for more:

  • Kelly and Merle’s backstory
  • Reactive nature and behavior to other moving things and dogs
    • Where the behavior occurs
  • Adverse training
  • Numerous trainers
  • Using a muzzle
  • Exposure method was not working
  • How a privacy fence was helpful
  • Using the clarity chart
  • Kelly and Kathy’s key points and actions
  • Kelly’s shifts in
    • Skillset
    • Mindset
    • Emotional
    • Intention

“I wasn’t going to give up on this dog. I was just going to love him.”

“Looking for moments and opportunities to be with him and give enrichment.”

“I finally came to the realization that he just wanted to be with me.”

“When we teach ourselves to measure progress and look back and see how far we’ve come is when the magic starts to happen.”

“He’s one of the best-trained dogs. It was me who needed help.”

“You think it’s for their own good. You know you’re going to keep them safe, but they only understand that you’re trying to take them to deal with scary stuff.”

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