|03-02-2014 10:16 PM|
No of course not! My very first dog I had an E val done, I thought he was a Dominant Aggressive Male, 'did a Eval turns out he was Dominant Male but just an A hole! I could deal with that! No dog parks,ignore other dogs!
Years later my GSD... yeah he was the real deal DAM dog!
If it's a sound dog it's,it's a sound dog nothing I've suggested is gonna change that.
|03-02-2014 09:51 PM|
It doesn't hurt to have the dog evaluated. It's best to find out if it's genetics or just behavioral. It can be completely different training and management methods depending on what it is.
|03-02-2014 09:49 PM|
|03-02-2014 09:44 PM|
If it is genetics then yeah... If it's not this is what I did:.... It's what I did and my conclusions!* This is generic because it comes up all the time sooo....
Dog trainers and behaviorists love pet stores,dog park , and is your dog friendly folks! That's where most of their business comes from.
Next come the early socialization folks, that want to cram people into their dogs faces. Right dog with sound nerves, no problem! Wrong dog same approach...the dog is now scared of certain (whoever) people or floppy hats or wheel chairs, etc,etc. This approach with the wrong dog and you can create a fearful and submissive dogie.
The approach I chose was, I protected my dog, he did not have to chose who's good and who is bad or deal with "I thought my dog was friendly folks or strange dogs. He learned to view people and other dogs as furniture, I stepped in front of him if I spoke to someone,he learned that behind me was his place. He learned what normal human/dog interaction looks like.
He's safe in public and can be around other dogs without going nuts. He's not a dog park dog. Not worth the hassle for me.
Leerburg | Who Pets Your Puppy or Dog
And if other dogs are an issue here:
And here:Late socialization here:
No brilliant insight on my part. I had a people aggressive young dog. It was my believe that cramming a bunch of people in his face wasn't the answer? In my case with my dog I was right.*
Not saying your planned approach is wrong, just showing their is another approach to having a happy well adjusted dog!*
|03-02-2014 07:47 PM|
|03-02-2014 06:15 PM|
German Shepherd Dog Training Club of Chicago Homepage
Call them, explain the issue, and go from there.
|03-02-2014 05:51 PM|
I have not had first-hand experience with the trainers/evaluators I list below, but I have heard from people I trust in the Chicago rescue community that they are good at evaluating/handling aggression in dogs.
Gary Tippett, K9 Guardians in Lockport, IL.
K-9 Guardians Boarding and Training Center | Chicago | Southwest Suburbs
Jennifer Hack, Dynamic Dogs
Dynamic Dogs Chicago Training, Obedience and Behavioral Experts, Chicago Bootcamp, Board and Train, Classes, Animal Talent | Dynamic Dogs Chicago Dog Training, Lincoln Park, offering behaviorist, obedience, bootcamp, certified Chicago dog trainer, bo
You might also want to Private Message (PM) Suka on this forum, I believe she is involved in a German Shepherd Club on the north side of Chicago.
|03-02-2014 05:13 PM|
|03-02-2014 02:59 PM|
|Blk88notch||Chicago IL Northern Suburbs|
|03-02-2014 02:40 PM|
I'm sorry to hear about your trouble. If you include your location someone may be able to recommend a trainer. I think you need professional help with this.
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