He is only doing what is instinctive to him - protecting his pack and property. My male is similar in regards to our property and car, I don't discourage it, however I do take control and tell him enough once I have decided there is no real issue or danger.
My male is dog reactive too, with walks it can be hard work and I am still working on encouraging him to relax and trust in me to handle situations, he is definitely getting better, but has been a slow progress. I walk him in areas where there are other usually leashed dogs and I always make sure we are walking a reasonably fast pace, this helps them focus on moving forward at all times, I make sure I am calm, relaxed and in control. I also use treats sometimes, if I think he may fail and react I will get his attention on me, show him the treats, command him to 'look' then treat him, then I will throw a treat on the path in front of us as we are walking and keep doing this until we have passed the dog, this always distracts him from focusing on the other dog.
Another way I have found to work is to walk him with a friend and their dog, regardless if there is a whole lot of reaction in the beginning, once we all start walking, he will calm down and actually enjoys walking with the other dog. Keep moving forward always.
if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.
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