|10-27-2013 02:48 PM|
But he is absolutely public ready and socialized very well. Their dogs however might not be. Is it my fault that I didn't have 100% of my attention on him at all times? Absolutely! But I do and did go to the store to make a purchase. It's a 45 minute drive so he goes whenever possible because it's not often we go down just to walk around at that particular store, which is why I had him sitting at heel like a perfect gentleman while I grabbed something. I know things happen in a split second, people get a wild hare and think nothing can happen, I'm not naive enough to think that it wouldn't. Sometimes I have to look away or discuss a purchase and don't expect a lady to sneak up on me with a leash at full extension. She'd even said later when talking to my mother that her dog had attacked a dog-friend of Vader's at an agility class. She knew her dog could be unpredictable.
Volcano you're right -- he is negative behaviorally non-responsive to my mild emotional stimuli. If I screamed and ran in circles or had a panic attack I'm sure something would result, however he doesn't respond contrary to how he was trained or socialized by an internal non-physically expressed nervousness. He isn't super pup, but he isn't going to pick up that I'm nervous and suddenly start a dog fight. I am confident in how I've trained and raised him, and have seen him in enough situations to see that he does not react negatively.
|10-27-2013 02:47 PM|
|10-27-2013 09:44 AM|
you have to expect people are going to approach your
dog from all angles without asking can they pet him. you
have to make sure your dog is well trained, highly socialized
and public ready.
|10-27-2013 03:03 AM|
|volcano||Your dog isnt non reactive to your emotions.|
|10-26-2013 09:10 PM|
Thank you, it's been a long road of training for us.
My older two are reactive to any emotions, they start acting up which is why they aren't allowed out in public. It's like Vader acknowledges them, but doesn't react to them. There have been multiple times where things have gone south, my mom got bit by a dog and some guy popped out of the woods at us, both times I got highly anxious and his demeanor didn't change. He looked concerned but didn't act out, just waited for what he was told to do.
|10-26-2013 08:55 PM|
|Harry and Lola||
It sounds like Vader is a very stable 9 month old - congratulations on that.
I always make sure I am feeling calm and in control when with my 2 GSDs in public areas, there have been a couple of occasions where I was really out of my comfort zone and couldn't pretend otherwise and my 2 GSDs knew it and were not well behaved - I blame myself for it. I also always try to ignore situations whether they are good or bad and I find my 2 GSDs do the same, they tend to not react no matter the situation.
|10-26-2013 08:54 PM|
|10-26-2013 08:52 PM|
|Darth_Ariel||Haha he still makes me want to pull out my hair, it just happens to be because of his SnarkyPants attitude during his teen months. I really am just beaming with pride that he was spot on this whole day, his heel wasn't as good as I'd like so that's where we're going to work now but it was so overwhelming for me and he took it in stride.|
|10-26-2013 08:51 PM|
Awesome it went well.
I took Franklin today, as well. Except, I sit outside on the bench and have him in a down. We have a "no petting" wrap for our leash and it works. I still have the occasional "can we pet?" I usually tell them I'd prefer they didn't. My requests are usually respected. My problem with going inside is that there's too many people not paying attention to their dog and looking for their items. Next thing you know, dog fight! So I just have a list, the wife goes in and I sit out with Franklin. On Wednesday, we go in because it isn't busy. Win-win.
|10-26-2013 08:48 PM|
|wolfy dog||That is awesome! That's when you get rewarded for all that hard work and the times you were pulling out your hair. Keep it up. Just a heads up though: do not think you are done|
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