|12-20-2013 05:35 PM|
|12-20-2013 05:14 PM|
|MadLab||A fabric muzzle can work to stop the barking.|
|12-20-2013 05:10 PM|
He'll also do it to random dogs that he meets at a dog park (we don't go often due to that). I really have no idea what sets it off, I think many times it only happens if the other dog is unsure about itself.
|12-20-2013 04:58 PM|
I dont get it a dog should not consider another large dog as prey
Prey drive kicks in and the dog can treat another dog in prey and hurt that dog but the dog knows its not real prey. ITs just not respecting the other dog and just being a jerk. Dogs are picky who they will treat as prey, my female never gets treated as prey but I know dogs her size that do, its like they pretend the other dog is a deer or something. seems like a rough bad game.
A goat is prey, chickens are prey, sheep, to some dogs horses also.
But another dog should not be seen as prey
|12-20-2013 01:35 PM|
To add what should have been there the first time; condition her to wearing a muzzle for those times you just can't avoid closer contact with humans, such as the vet etc.
|12-20-2013 12:56 PM|
|Castlemaid||GSDs do not have the basic instinct to hunt humans - please disregard some of the advice.|
|12-20-2013 10:33 AM|
Generally I like Twyla's recommendation but I wouldn't add the muzzle.
Other thing is the FASTEST way to work thru this, and clearest to you and the dog, would be to contact a great trainer and work with them. Dog classes in a group may not work initially, but that should be your goal. Getting into group classes and then continuing the training you need to then teach the dog.
I've found when we get into the
Have you started clicker training? Great help for clarity in training.
Also this is a great video and the dogs behavior may seem familiar
And I'd use a Gentle Leader Training harness (not a regular harness) too
|12-20-2013 10:26 AM|
Agree this isn't protection, this is fearful behavior. Locate a trainer very experienced with GSD and aggressive behavior.
While you are finding the right trainer... When out walking, avoid the head on meetings with people. Instead, walk in a curve keeping you pup's focus on you - be silly, use a toy, practice obedience. The idea is to keep her attention off the person. I would suggest also introducing a muzzle, condition her to using it. Be sure to keep a loose leash, not tight - which may be hard to do because you are already expecting her reaction. Main thing - a good trainer.
|12-20-2013 06:53 AM|
|12-20-2013 03:40 AM|
|Safzola||hi i had a thread on here not so long ago about the same thing.... zola our 19 old female gsd is perfect in many ways but when it comes to meeting other people she barks shows her teeth, and also launches at people. she is better of lead coz she can keep out there way, she is also a very submissive and from the protective working line,she is great with our little toddler boys loves them. we are still trying to gain zolas trust with people sometimes if they dont look at her she is not so bad.|
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