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Old 02-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This sort of fear is typical to young dogs and will go away with time if the owner stops "controlling" his dog and ignores his behavior. Instead, it could be a good idea to visit big classes. Otherwise, very often, this fear turns into agression, because fear and agression are of the same nature, and different only in the amount of adrenaline running in the blood.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i would still do some private lessons first. the trainer can exaluate the guy and his dog, work on things, set him up in situations so the guy can learn to control the dog. i would not join a class until the guy has control over the dog and can keep focus etc. he would be setting himself up to fail by walking into a class right now without the right tools and practice and confidence in handling his dog.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:06 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I agree debbiebrown, this pup would clearly be overwhelmed/set up to fail in a large class situation with the owner somewhat clueless on how to handle pup. A private smaller group or trainer first.
Fear in young dogs should not be typical. Sadly too many GSD's seem to be this way though.
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Agree with debbie as well, from experience with a fearful dog. He has to learn the behavior modification tools and have better obedience before subjecting the dog to what he views as fearful.
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