|02-14-2014 10:32 AM|
I have an extremely talkative, strong willed gsd and from your video, I'd say it looks like anxiety.
For example, when we have guests over our dog gets extremely playful with them, so we put him in a down or 'lay', which is on his side, and he does similar behaviors. He simply wants up to play, but is waiting to be released from his down.
He'll take rubs and pets, even though all he truly wants is to play and nuzzle his way into someone's lap.
I would test his intentions by simply watching him when he acts this way, without touching. Try just calmly talking to him, with words he understands. (Our dog knows outside, toy, treat, play, etc and responds accordingly.) If he doesn't perk up to interact with you, or keeps his ears back, I'd assume he's not wanting affection.
Other than that I can't really say whats going on, but I've never seen this behavior with aggression or fear, just anxiety(which in some instances can lead to both, probably).
That being said, it does look like anxiety, but from what and to what extent- I don't know.
|02-14-2014 10:17 AM|
he wanted to be left alone, when he has this posture, best to leave him be,
|02-14-2014 10:06 AM|
My pup loves to make all kinds of noises when we interact with him, it ranges from low grunts, to the annoying squeaky excited whine, but his body language is always playful and loving, so I let him grunt, but try to calm him when he gets more high pitched and excited.
|02-13-2014 07:40 PM|
IMO the dog is feeling misunderstood. It feels uncomfortable with the eye contact, the baby talk and the touching.
It's like no i don't like that, go away and in the end it has to growl to get the message through.
I would simply say research dog behavior and start to be the cool leader that the dog looks up to.
IMO When you bond with the dog you should keep the chin up to project strength and. Kneel down on one knee sideways to the dog almost parallel and then then give the dog a rub. This is the least confrontational approach.
I would use more pressure almost like a massage. This is sending a more calming and strong energy to the dog so it associates the encounter with stability.
Think about what energy you are projecting to the dog.
|02-13-2014 07:24 PM|
I wouldn't call a hard stick as +R tool. There is an abyss between Schutz protection and PPD training.
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|02-13-2014 06:44 PM|
My pup Chevelle, granted she is a puppy, (4 1/2 months) is super aware when I have the camera and if I prolong the shot to try and get her to look at me, occasionally she barks in annoyance...
|02-13-2014 05:41 PM|
|Galathiel||I'm an extremely tactile person. My pup is not. Up until this past month or so he could really care less if he had any pats at all. Now, he enjoys having his hind legs and above the base of the tail scratched. I scratch for 5 seconds, then pause and if his head still stays turned toward me, I do it again, repeating until he walks away. He tolerates everything from me, but that is something he actually enjoys and solicits. Now that your dog is matured, you might want to explore what he enjoys you to do NOW. It might be different than in the past.|
|02-13-2014 04:23 PM|
if you were her you would do the same thing she does because
you are her.
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