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03-31-2014 03:47 AM
SummerGSDLover Do you have a friend with a well trained dog that could help you with this? That might be better than taking him to a store.

03-29-2014 10:22 PM
Tide vom Nobles
Originally Posted by HarleyTheGSD View Post
I want him to ignore dogs. This may be asking for too much, but I think I should try.
why do you want him to do this? If he is not lunging but is aware they are there isn't he doing as you asked. I think a muzzled dog of any breed is a red flag, but a male GSD is worse. I would agree with everyone in starting classes or trying another approach. Also remember your dog feeds off you, if you react to another dog he is going to react as well even if you just slightly tense up he will pick up and become alert of why your body has changed as his leader.
03-29-2014 10:02 PM
gnet158 Only male dogs that have been fix have an issue with my boy Toby. The go "crazy" and my boy just looks at them and could careless. It's the owners of the other dogs that make a bit of a scene. Females are fine with him and let him smell them.
03-06-2014 07:39 PM
Baillif I have a do not pet collar and it caused people to treat my dog like a leper and it was fantastic.
03-06-2014 07:35 PM
SiegersMom NO you never mentioned breeding at all It has been awhile since I read back on this thread but I do not think you even indicated that your dog had and aggressive behavior. You just want to make sure you keep him that way. Some posters on here have given you some great advise. Just by educating yourself about how to proceed puts you on the right track. Good luck. TO : Chip18 Thanks for the link for on leash attacks. My dog completely ignores dogs on walks but that does not stop some from making a sneak attack from behind!!! So far just firmly telling a dog to go home has worked but you never know when one will be dangerous.
03-05-2014 11:16 PM
Originally Posted by HarleyTheGSD View Post
What if a dog charges us? I know Varick would not take kindly to this. Is that bad? Would it be my fault? I've had dogs run after us, but they never got too close. Varick never showed any signs of aggression. He'd simply stare at them.
He should not be able to stare at them. You should be between him and another dog.

Training is the key, if you do the video thing, get him to the point where he ignores other dogs first. Then at that point. You can have him stand behind you and give treats, let him know that's his place. If another dog is near you or charging you stand in front the other dog is targeting your dog not you!

Behind me is my dogs place with "encounters" but I was training that position with people not dogs but he learned that was his place (behind me). So one time under a two dog charging encounter I stepped in front and he "automatically" accepted that!

But by and large the situation you described should not occur, you step aside, cross the street avoid other dogs. Your goal is (in my opinion) a non reactive dog not a dog friendly dog!

You protect your dog that's your job. You allow other dogs to get in his face, then he has to decide good or bad dog? My dogs never had to chose but they learned what a normal dog/human inter action looked like.

And a day came with me and Rocky when the training did pay off, I slipped on ice under a persistent charging dog and went down..then Rocky stepped out and deterred the remaining attacker ! He "knew"..this ain't right!

You can't train your dog till you identify your goals. If your goal is a dog park friendly Dominate Male dog? I'll bow out cause I have no idea.

My Boxer(female) actually was a dog park dog. Nothing I did she was just out the Box a balanced dog. But she never did dog parks it was me not her. I don't put my dogs at risk with other dogs.
03-05-2014 10:37 PM
Originally Posted by HarleyTheGSD View Post
I don't believe that I mentioned anything about breeding.
Don't think you did.
03-05-2014 10:35 PM
HarleyTheGSD What if a dog charges us? I know Varick would not take kindly to this. Is that bad? Would it be my fault? I've had dogs run after us, but they never got too close. Varick never showed any signs of aggression. He'd simply stare at them.
03-05-2014 10:28 PM
Originally Posted by volcano View Post
Ive run across a bunch of gsd owners who have dogs that cant interact without a fight. Thats ok but please dont breed your dogs because that isnt acceptable to have a dog that cant interact with others.
I don't believe that I mentioned anything about breeding.
03-05-2014 12:15 PM
Gwenhwyfair I'm thinking next time I go into that petsmart I need to wear a t-shirt with my trainers logo and website listed on it.

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