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It's been awhile since we got to rest for a couple of days without guests, was planning to go for a short trip but cancelled at the last minute.

We took this chance to work on Amber's over excitement when someone is at the door, she always get excited knowing that a stranger or someone she knows is coming and wants to interact with them. Currently we are stopping her from any interactions with strangers until she can be very calm even if people call out her name, strangers always like to touch and play with her unless we mention clearly that she cannot interact, some of them would make noise at her even after we had informed them about this, which actually slows down her training. Even so, Amber is now much better especially when meeting people who are calm in nature, she still fidget when people start screaming at her and jump around but we are almost there. This although is not very serious, might actually worsen her health when she becomes a senior dog, getting too excited in a short amount of time can actually cause the heart condition to deteriorate, which may lead to heart attack, for some dogs they might develop seizures. We still have quite a number of years to go but it should be solved as soon as possible.

For those who are interested to know, Amber's excitement behavior is caused by 3 things things:

High energy
She is extremely hyper active in nature, which causes her to feel uncomfortable when she is not allowed to express 100% of her feelings.

Strangers not listening

As mentioned above, people she meet can make or break her behavior towards anyone she sees in future, for this the best we can do is just to bring her away from those people, which is just running away from the problem.

Too sociable
If you had seen our videos and updates about Amber since young, we bring her out to socialize a lot! This makes her friendly to anyone she meets, of cause socializing a dog from young is good, but sometimes the dog might become too used to interaction that they think it is okay to greet anyone they meet, this will be especially hard for high energy dogs, however we still have to accept the fact that being very sociable is still better than being anti-social.

Other than that we are also taking time to write tips on recall commands (due to request), it is not easy spending hours coming up with something with so little time at hands, but as long as it benefit dogs we do not mind doing this.



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