|09-11-2013 05:37 PM|
Petsmart for a FA dog is way to much stimulation and close contact.
I have a FA dog, and can understand the frustration you are feeling. Mine is forward aggression, both dogs and humans - he isn't going to hide and hope they go away, he will make them go away - like yours is doing.
You are already taking the first step - locating a trainer/hopefully a behaviorist. Be sure they have experience with GSD and large working breeds. You are also finding out as I did, it isn't inexpensive. Verify their experience with this behavior. Talk with several trainers.
What we did first with Woolf is get his obedience solid, changed over to a martingale collar so he couldn't back out of the collar, conditioned him to a basket muzzle. As his obedience became more reliable, he was introduced to LAT, at the time he just couldn't cope with LAT. We switched over to BAT and hit pay dirt . We began seeing small increments of improvement almost immediately. Neither one of these methods includes corrections. Both methods work with dog under threshold, so if there is a reaction, move back.
Woolf was eventually introduced to the prong collar and corrections, but this isn't something I would recommend until after you are working with a trainer and understand the importance of timing and use of the prong.
Learn where your dog's bubble is and keep her out of situations that will push her over threshold. Patience, you will have to find more then you thought you had, this won't be quick. Again, find that trainer.
|09-11-2013 01:23 PM|
Sounds like you have a pup who literally got to show dominance over everything and everyone when she was young. Puppies always push boundaries to see how far they can go and what they can get away with. If you love the dog and are commited to constantly training her - she will get where she needs to be. Is she purebred with papers? Contact your breeder if so for advice, they can help you better than anyone else. If not, you will have to seek out other advice. If you cannot afford trainers, buy books on how to deal with this behavour.
When I was younger I had a GSD from a BYB, her temperment was all over the place with other dogs, not so much people, and she would never bite or growl at me or any family. I bought several helpful books and did the training myself - we spent 12 years together and it was worth it, was my best friend.
If you are commited to your dog, it will work out. But do not waste time as it gets harder as they are older. Good luck
|09-11-2013 01:02 PM|
Sure the person bite was in petsmart her last day of puppy training she was walking with the trainer pulling ahead as usual. The trainer was teaching us basically how to learn to stop her from pulling by stopping when she pulls and start walking when there is a loose leash. Now the isle was a little crowded the trainer grabbed the leash on the 3 inch mark holding it in the middle across her waist said to kai lets go kai lets go to get her more focused on her not the people its seemed like it was going good. As they passed the person Kai bit she lunged at the women the leash slipped through the trainers hand (its a metal leash since she chews all the others) and quickly bit the woman on her thigh and continued on like nothing happened. The trainer even walked back with the dog to ensure the woman was ok and Kai was now just sniffing regardless of the yelling husband and his hysterically crying and wife (bite victim).
The dogs she bit are the ones she has come across while outside regardless of the warnings I give the dog owners the fact they can see me struggling to get her attention they still allow their dogs that are on these long nylon leashes to come close to kai with the same result Kai barking lunging then biting.
|09-11-2013 12:46 PM|
|09-11-2013 12:33 PM|
|nikkimonalisa||one person is coming tomorrow to evaluate her. Thats all though, I have made several calls with the same reply since she has already bit dogs and recently one person they do not believe they can make it through our door literally. Some will not attempt from fear of a lawsuit if she bites someone while in training. The one that thought could help that teaches without treats or clickers but uses other positive reinforcement wanted to come out charged 700 dollars per month which is not in my budget.|
|09-11-2013 12:18 PM|
|Shade||What official training have you done with her outside of puppy class?|
|09-11-2013 11:53 AM|
I need help
I have had my gsd from the time she was 10 weeks now she is 6 mos. Her behavior is horrible. She has been labeled fearful aggressive. Only listens when treats are involved constantly barks and tries to bite ALLLL People and Animals regardless of how big small close or far. If she sees them she will lunge and try to bite. Children included. She has been through puppy training but still pulls on the leash bites and is extremely aggressive.
Some says she's playing I know better when she is being aggressive her hair on neck and back are up all her teeth are showing and she lunges. She has already bitten two dogs this was when she was a small puppy and one person this was about two weeks ago.
Is she a lost cause because I can't handle her too much longer due to her growing so rapidly. It's too difficult to do anything with her.