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Old 02-07-2013, 10:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The growling thing should be taken very seriously. Why is your dog growling at you? A growl is a warning. There is possible some fear there. That may be why the dog is growling at you and not your children yet.
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Please take these replies to your query seriously. You have had several extremely knowledgable people who have been involved with this breed for years take the time to read and respond. In fact, all of the responders are heavy hitters. They just want the best outcome for you and your dog. Please consider that. For the sake of you, your children and your dog, consider that.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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A big thank you to all your replies,I think I have the answer I was wanting and will start making plans to get it sorted,will keep you updated in another thread ,once again THANK YOU
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Also - don't let the kids sit on her.
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Also - don't let the kids sit on her.
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A big thank you to all your replies,I think I have the answer I was wanting and will start making plans to get it sorted,will keep you updated in another thread ,once again THANK YOU
Sounds like a reactive dog with poor social boundaries / discipline. Even the most reactive dog should never growl at a family / pack member.
If your dog had a solid laid back temperment you could probably have a more laisezz-faire form of upbringing but with the nervy ones you need to be in control from day one. I would at least start with NILF, which is easy to do.

I dont hear good things about the UK when it comes to dog training due to the animal rights lobby and politcal correctness run amok...perhaps thats just my perception. Hope you find a good trainer.
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Sounds like a reactive dog with poor social boundaries / discipline. Even the most reactive dog should never growl at a family / pack member.
If your dog had a solid laid back temperment you could probably have a more laisezz-faire form of upbringing but with the nervy ones you need to be in control from day one. I would at least start with NILF, which is easy to do.

I dont hear good things about the UK when it comes to dog training due to the animal rights lobby and politcal correctness run amok...perhaps thats just my perception. Hope you find a good trainer.
Thanks ,we do have an excellent GSD training club a few miles from us but due to work and the fact they train on a tues night,I find it hard to get there,but we do have a plan .
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:27 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I dont think defensive drive is something dogs have inherently. At least not as the term is used in working dogs. You have to work on developing it. No offense but its called untrained when your dog acts like that.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:57 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Many dogs are more reactive on leash because they feel some insecurity since they cannot leave (fight or flight reaction).
And then there are those that are more reactive on leash b/c they know Mom or Dad is there to back 'em up if their empty posturing doesn't do the trick. Truth, confident dogs with solid temperaments rarely run amok or act like testosterone fueled buttheads. Hold your dogs to an impeccable standard of behavior, permit no excuses, & you'll encounter far fewer problems with your dog.
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