So today a friend brought his 13week GSD over to meet my 10month girl.
Rain was super unfriendly, she got a bit better as time went on, but had to keep both her and the pup on leashes separated. After taking them for a walk together she settled to the point of laying down and looking at him, but if he tried to approach she would growl and go into attack mode.
She has always been very friendly with other dogs and people, I have never seen her behave like this.
Does anyone think its because he came into her territory ? Or was she being somewhat protective of me in an unusual situation.?
In future I will always carry a muzzle with me if I know I will be meeting with other dogs. But does anybody have any suggestions to resolve this behaviour.
I'm quite embarassed by the behaviors she displayed today, and she is always so obedient and friendly.
I do not use a harness, I didn't use any form of praise whilst she was behaving badly, I just made her drop to the ground and stay. I have an e collar if that would be of any help??
Suggestions welcome, but please no judgemental comments, as I said, I am embarrassed by what happened. Just asking for ways to fix it.
Please help, I want a happy friendly dog!!!
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