Now that you have some background on Penny’s sass (aka reactivity), I’ll start to fill you in on her progress in training and life! Fluoxetine (aka Puppy Prozac) The first thing our trainer recommended after assessing Penny’s behavior was getting her on Fluoxetine, an anti-anxiety medication. It’s the type of medicine that has to build … Continue reading Penny’s Progress: Part One
I would assume anyone struggling with an unexpected hurdle in life has thoughts they’re not so proud of. I’ve wanted to give up too many times to count in my journey with Penny’s reactivity and even just the trials of raising a high-energy puppy. Some of my uglier thoughts included: “I can just give her … Continue reading Moments of Doubt
You may have seen my abundance of social media shares and posts about my dog, Penny. She’s a one-year-old Miniature Australian Shepherd with icy blue eyes you can’t overlook. While her looks are stunning, her behavior has shaped into something stressful, confusing, and frustrating.