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I just had to return a dog with PTSD to my local animal shelter because he would "snap" and get into fights with my other dogs. I'm concerned my former dog will become a boomerang dog and I want to get him back because I understand this issue as I also have adopted foster kids who have similar issues. How do I train the dog and myself to carve a new way forward or is this a lost cause?Dave (Woodland Park, CO)
Hi David,Sorry to hear about your experiences. I would recommend reading as many of my blog posts as possible. Some are about what causes PTSD, others are about how to treat it.I would also do the 5 Core exercises, starting with feeding the dog all his meals outdoors using The Pushing Exercise. If you have questions about how to do any of the exercises, I've recorded some "how-to" videos and uploaded them to my website: www.leecharleskelleydogtraining.com.If you have specific questions, let me know.Lee