|09-24-2013 10:28 PM|
I have resuced a 6.5 month old female GSD, unsure of what her prior situation was but it appears she may have been kept rather confined. I have had her only one week, she does fine in doggy camps, parks. But one on one and within the yard, she is fierce. Charges the fence barking like crazy, hackles up, no growling, but puts on one heck of a show. Now she is doing the same inside a vehicle, and barks at everyone who approaches me. It seems to me that she is mostly bark, but I'm not sure.
1- Do I dare try obedience classes when she is acting like this??
2- What can I do to help her learn everything is not a threat to her mom?
3- Is there any hope for such a young dog with a clearly strong guard drive??
She is a really sweet dog in the house, crates well, understands sit, loves to play. I hate to give her up, but maybe my situation (near an elementary school) is just not good for the dog......or me!