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Old 12-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'll take a stab at it although I'm honestly not that experienced...

Yes, I do think other dogs can be a bad influence. For example, when I take both my dogs out at the same time for a walk, and they see another dog, if one of my dogs bark the other will start to bark as well. I guess it's known as 'pack mentality'. They sort of feed off of each others energy and become more bold as a team. When I take them out individually I am more able to control their behavior...

Helps a bit...?
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