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  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 31, 2023 at 11:33 am
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    OMG!!!! They are all beautiful! I love your Rottie’s old world look! Just wanna moosh his face! I love that we both have a Storm! Yours is def a supermodel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For sure this journey has been transformative and I am still learning, I have alot of shame in my past and that is my driving force to keep getting better. Thank you for encouraging me!

    Kimberly Velez
  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 29, 2023 at 3:22 pm
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    I love these lil predators! Favorite to watch dogs do what they were designed to do!

  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 31, 2023 at 12:29 pm
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    hahahah the bacteria is from Mike’s lecture lol!!!!!!!!!! But I do love Zombies 🙂 That is why I do cardio….so I can survive Zombieland!

    Judy B.Marina ZeitlerJared Mc Intyre
  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 31, 2023 at 12:13 pm
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    #bethegoodbacteria

    Judy B.Marina ZeitlerJared Mc Intyre
  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 31, 2023 at 11:30 am
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    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FSDT is amazing! Hmmmm now that you mention it…no. But my other Aussie’s, yes….all of them and lots of it!

    Jared Mc Intyre
  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 31, 2023 at 11:16 am
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    Thank you for sharing your story and your encouraging words! I understand how hard it is to go through undoing harmful training, and your dogs are super blessed to have a momma who is willing to go through the work for them. I would love to see pics of your Rottie (my fav) and your girl doing bite work!!! This class was designed to give advanced and “finished” dogs an opportunity to face high pressure triggers with the safety of a bite suit, so that their handlers could practice cool, calm, handling without worrying. I wish these guys were down for bite club, but it’s not for everyone…..we definitely don’t want the agitator to pet the dogs….I was kind of hoping the bite suit would add pressure…but the dogs did so great! I don’t encourage my clients to let strangers touch their dogs (I am really big on handlers advocating for their dogs) BUTTTTT Pepper is really social and snuggly when she is not afraid. I think they are all are so used to my yard and the schooling presentation that they felt comfy, went into work mode, and she associated class time will all good things.

    Kimberly Velez
  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 28, 2023 at 11:13 am
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    Hey, OMG do I understand where are you are coming from, although the community that I left was more on the Koehler method side of things. It is very important to me to represent ethical training and standards of education….now that I know about them!! If it were me, I would ask to cancel my membership and have my name removed, and if they keep the money…..consider it a donation towards a lesson personally learned. If they ask why, I think a simple “I am changing career paths” is what I would say. I agree with Cyndi, in that I want to shout from the rooftops what I am learning and get everybody on board…. I do shout from the rooftops…..not everybody is on board lol….but I can sleep at night and I know that with every dog that I meet, I have the opportunity to make amends and be accountable for the way that I behaved around animals in my past. It is a profound thing to learn about, and embrace, a new way of doing things! Good for you!

    Marina Zeitler
  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 27, 2023 at 4:35 pm
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    I include the leash within the price of the training package. I have some people that also, get to where they want to be and then fizzle out….my aggression cases are the ones that mostly stick around…or people like @JoseC who see the value in continuing to practice. Most people come to at least a couple group classes during the robust portion of their training process. I have a demo dog group that I text for support with new dogs. My average client stays with me for 6 months to a year being active with in person training, and then are allowed to come to social classes for the lifetime of the dog as long as they come regularly enough. I really try to make the training fun, especially because people are so used to it NOT being fun…..though I am pretty strict…😆 Sounds like you are moving pretty close by, there is no shortage of dogs!

    Ryan Lugo
  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 25, 2023 at 1:13 pm
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    Noted. Thank you for taking the time to explain.

  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 25, 2023 at 10:50 am
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    I have not heard this before, I was under the impression that I was teaching it the way that was most LIMA and up to date with the 4.0. I am confused about this and how this wouldn’t cause more corrections with an ecollar if the dog is under the impression that sometimes they may only get a leash pump. The handler would have to be super aware of competing motivators and I remember avoidance conditioning being very specific about consistency of motivations. I like the idea of freeing up a hand, but thought that was the end goal of avoidance conditioning being done properly.

  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 24, 2023 at 10:34 pm
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    So good!!!!! I just love this so much!!!!! Senna has a great sense of humor, from the laughter in the background I’d say he probably laughs like his momma!

  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 24, 2023 at 1:41 am
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    Something to consider regarding your p2 question: I don’t always have her phase 3 gear on, when she is only in her p2 gear she receives p2 corrections. The command structure and mechanics matches the highest levels of positive punishment she can receive through her gear, this way it is always predictable and makes sense to her. We definitely want her know what she wearing and what that means, and she does. If she is wearing no gear we revert to p1 command structure as she cannot receive positive punishment (we don’t use projectiles or spacial pressure etc) we set our expectations appropriately. Hope this makes sense.

    Rachael Flynn
  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 23, 2023 at 10:52 pm
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    Aren’t they amazing? We don’t use hand signals at all….I faded off of these years ago…I wasn’t even really sure what exact signal to use….Stormy remembered…or maybe she was looking at my whole body context…eyes….posture etc…they are masters of body language.

    Cyndi Cross
  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 23, 2023 at 10:49 pm
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    You can see that STorm thought “resistance” for a sec…Storm is in phase 3 and mostly off leash…..BUT I would say give it a whirl…I bet Senna knows what to do if you do light leash pumps…if he isn’t sure, he will guess….and I bet he guesses correctly. He is for sure not afraid to wing it and see if he got it right.

  • Allie Dellosa

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    January 19, 2023 at 3:34 pm
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    I like how the article talks about how we assume helplessness and have to learn how “escape” our conditions, this is why I thought escape conditioning. Then we are truly using operant conditioning definitively in that the dog is the “operator”. They are in control of the outcome of their behavior which is indeed empowering.

    Michael D'AbruzzoMarina ZeitlerRachael Flynn
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