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Old 06-16-2014, 05:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a GSD she's almost a year old...in the beginning she loved all people now she's starting to be cautious aroud strangers-which isn't bad I kind of like my arm not ripping out of the socket every time a human walks past her
But around dogs...she's still crazy...wants to meet every dog pulling towards them, lying on the ground and catapulting herself when the dog comes closer to us...really frustrating...
If she knows the dog it's even worse-crying loudly cant shut her up..
It's kind of my fault we started doggie school really early i think this started the problem/the love for other dogs...
She got bitten a couple of times-just because she doesn't read the other dogs body language and just comes straight up in it's face(never slowly or sniffing the butt first)...
So please any ideas
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My Dutch has a tendency to do this too. He is a year old. Right now he is learning that is not okay with me. He knows "watch me" "heel" and we work obedience around other dogs on a prong so I can correct him. I also am working with play around other stable and leashed dogs. I have had to work hard with this dog to make myself more interesting than other dogs. I'm learning that it is the initial energy of a meeting and he usually calms down after that.
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Hahahha you have created a happy monster !! srry i cant help im a first time owner and my puppy only 14 weeks old but good luck.
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Teach focus on you. Reward for that when dogs are in sight and engage with her. Give her something else to do, and stop approaching strange dogs when your dog is very elevated in intensity/energy.
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My Dutch has a tendency to do this too. He is a year old. Right now he is learning that is not okay with me. He knows "watch me" "heel" and we work obedience around other dogs on a prong so I can correct him. I also am working with play around other stable and leashed dogs. I have had to work hard with this dog to make myself more interesting than other dogs. I'm learning that it is the initial energy of a meeting and he usually calms down after that.
Well she's very bright..knows a lot of commands can stay when i say so...but sometimes some dogs just surprise you(no owners around off leash ones)...i don't know if I'll ever be more interesting then a new doggie friend lol
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Well she's very bright..knows a lot of commands can stay when i say so...but sometimes some dogs just surprise you(no owners around off leash ones)...i don't know if I'll ever be more interesting then a new doggie friend lol
I would much rather have a GSD that won't tear a dog up for approaching it then one that will. If your always out and about it's going to happen, so I think there are worse things. She just needs to learn manners and introduce herself the correct way and not in another dogs face.
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I would much rather have a GSD that won't tear a dog up for approaching it then one that will. If your always out and about it's going to happen, so I think there are worse things. She just needs to learn manners and introduce herself the correct way and not in another dogs face.
well yeah i know it's a milion times better to have a friendly dog vs. an agressive one but still it's a bit much...Manners... I don't know if she'll ever get it...it's like i was hiding her under a rock all her life haha like she wasn't social at all...could I maby help her/teach her aproach a dog the right way? Once I tried, asked the owner first if they could meet...then i approached the other dog in an arch(like they should not staight on) and to the bum first it was fine...but i didn't know if this is ok to do or not...
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well yeah i know it's a milion times better to have a friendly dog vs. an agressive one but still it's a bit much...Manners... I don't know if she'll ever get it...it's like i was hiding her under a rock all her life haha like she wasn't social at all...could I maby help her/teach her aproach a dog the right way? Once I tried, asked the owner first if they could meet...then i approached the other dog in an arch(like they should not staight on) and to the bum first it was fine...but i didn't know if this is ok to do or not...
Finding a older stable dog to introduce can go a long way.
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Finding a older stable dog to introduce can go a long way.
thank you for this suggestion i was thinking about this for a while too-she could feed off the older stable dog's energy...she did meet a few older ones and they usually ignore her or growl when they had enough which is usually in 5 min after they meet-she doesn't get it and just wants to annoy them more haha she's crazy...
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