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TACT Success Stories
TACT Cast Study: Damon
DAMON BEFORE TACT:
Damon's life before TACT was full of fear and anxiety. He was afraid of people and new places. He would give people warning barks and a hard stare. If approached he would try to escape from them. There were a few people who he was friends with, there were alot he didn't like, all very knowledgeable dog people who just didn't know what to do with him. Read more...
TACT Case Study: Tula
TULA BEFORE TACT:
Tula is a 6 year old akita mix who was rescued from a Brooklyn junkyard around the age of 2. At adoption, I was informed of her behavioral and possessive issues with the recommendation that she only needed obedience training and strong leadership from an owner. I was more than willing to commit to whatever amount of time and effort it would take to train Tula , but I never thought it would be to the extent of isolating her from other dogs and people. Read more...
TACT Case Study: Finch
FINCH BEFORE TACT:
Dan and I purchased Finch at eight weeks of age from a reputable breeder of wonderful field-line English Springer Spaniels. We had high hopes of enjoying the same dog sports and fun events that we participated in with our other dogs, such as agility competitions and long hikes in the woods. Finch was a quiet, affectionate puppy with a knack for learning. We brought him to our friends' houses and dog club meetings for socialization. He attended weekly obedience classes and caught on quickly.
TACT Case Study: Lily
LILY BEFORE TACT:
When I first brought Lily home to foster it was quickly apparent she was severely under-socialized and fearful of new environments and people. She would attempt to run and hide from anything or anyone new. If she felt she was not able to run, she would bark and growl. In new environments she would literally crawl so low that her belly dragged on the ground, her tail look permanently tucked under her body. It was heartbreaking to see. Read more...
TACT Case Study: Daisy
Daisy: The Family that Changes Together, Stays Together
Sue Cluff, CDPT-KA, CAP 2, CTACT
As I write this my dog Daisy lays cuddled up next to me. Two nights ago we had a small impromptu gathering at our home. Daisy accompanied me in the car to the grocery store and upon arriving home we found quite a bit of hubbub. Everyone joined in to prepare dinner and a few new arrivals showed up. Daisy was happily part of this group, this activity. She was one of 3 dogs at the gathering. She did not bark at new arrivals, she did not lunge at guests entering the house; she was simply one of 3 dogs at the gathering. Last night, as happens most evenings now, I brought out Daisy's TACT mat and she joyfully wagged her tail and had a little skip in her step as she followed me down the hallway. I put the mat on the floor and she lay down. In less than 3 seconds she rolled all the way on her side, showing me her cute belly. I pet her with long slow strokes, using a pleasing pressure and before you know it she gave a big sigh and closed her eyes. Her body was now soft and malleable, totally relaxed. I looked across the room at my husband Ben and asked "can you believe it?" to which he replied "Yes, I can, but when I think of the dog she was, I am amazed".
TACT Case Study: Spot
SPOT BEFORE TACT:
Spot is a 12 year old Parson Russell Terrier. He was a very well adjusted puppy who lived with 2 Australian Cattle Dogs and another Parson Russell Terrier. As a family we did all kinds of training and showed in agility, flyball, and earthdog trials. Spot got along with all the other dogs in class and on our flyball team. Everyone would take turns holding him and playing with him. He truly seemed to love dogs and people.