|08-15-2013 05:30 PM|
This is exactly what I was wondering. My 10 mo old male looks very very aggressive on his leash when we are passing other dogs, hair standing up barking lunging the whole nine yards. But I know all he wants to do is sniff the other dog and play with them, but it doesn't look like it. It makes me look like a bad owner but in sense I am working/playing with my dog everyday. Makes me want to get a clicker and try to clicker train him. And if that don't work I'm sending him to a trainer nearby.
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|08-11-2013 05:53 PM|
|cliffson1||This breed OFTEN does not do well with playing with other dogs, they are great with interacting with their owners/handlers, I would make that the goal.|
|08-11-2013 10:04 AM|
You are doing well, those are all good steps to try to help with this. Many of our GSD's just get over the top excited/aroused when they see other dogs and other people/dogs do NOT appreciate the 'rude' behavior.
Been able to sign up to attend dog classes yet or see a trainer for help with this?
Have you started clicker training? This is a huge help. http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...t-puppies.html
|08-11-2013 09:18 AM|
Unsure if aggressive behavior or not.
First off, I looked for a similar thread and found nothing so if I am asking a question that has already been answered please send me a link to that thread.
My now 6 month old male GSD has, for the past few weeks, been having problems with mainly other dogs. When we first got him at 8 weeks old he was always eager to meet other dogs and play. We were living in an area with a small fenced in backyard but have moved to an area with a shared yard and a few parks around us. Not too long after moving we found that anytime another dog was nearby, whether it be in the building, or outside, he would raise his fur on his shoulders and neck and start barking. But when he was able to get close to the other dog to say "hi" he has yet to bite another dog or person. (knock on wood) Once he gets to know the dog or person he was barking at he changes attitude and wants to play. The reason I would like this problem fixed is because a lot of times he isn't able to say hello to new dogs because the owners are afraid of him. I have attempted to fix the problem by calming him down before meeting the dog, praising him for calm behavior, and if necessary, turned him away from the situation and praised him for being calm. He wears a harness, so his aggression isn't increased by something choking him, which we noticed helped a little bit after switching him from his collar back to his harness. Thank you for any help!