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Old 12-26-2013, 10:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
I'm thinking that isn't normal. My son also goes away for college and we only had our male GSD before he left, but when he comes home for a visit the dog follows him everywhere and loves him. Have you tried taking over the care of the dog while your feeding, playing catch, or going for walks? Height even sense your fear and using that against you.
I don't know about the whole thing. The first time I met him, when I came home for Thanksgiving break, he was barking and pulling on a leash the whole night, during supper.

I haven't tried to do anything alone with him but have been very active with the family as there is always someone else in the house. Like you said, I guess the dog is just sensing me as fearful and is playing off that.

My mom is convinced that it's just him asserting his dominance over me. Any suggestions on how to rectify something like this?

Thank you.
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