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|02-16-2014 02:37 AM|
Originally Posted by David Winners View Post
|02-16-2014 02:16 AM|
|David Winners||I can't even read that.|
|02-16-2014 01:44 AM|
It sounds like hes become protective shepherds are daft as muck with me family children but are very protective of us where us as family are concerned it sounds like you need to not allow strangers to mot only approach because in end postman are strangers but so was the guy delivering at garage he was again protecting jyst because there protective of family don't mean they would hurt your grandchildren if anything cause brought up around them would protect them most gsds under certain circumstances will protect hone family and partners we have our female shepherd now shes more protective than kane not been taught to be protective but this breed is naturally protective especially when hit maturity between 3 and 4 just don't put him in a position he feels gotta protect do don't allow to run loose in garden if postman due if taking him out don't allow strangers to approach especially if busy cause he will feel has protect you or husband more so if loose he may feel when he's on lead that he's on duty and knows basically to ignore strangers but when running loose he's then in guarding mode and really he's doing his job after all this is a guarding breed and genetically naturally protective and have to allow this for this breed it's what they do best it's like kane will allow people to approach romany won't she's really protective every dog is different
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|02-15-2014 06:04 PM|
Originally Posted by doggiedad View Post
Maybe "SAFE IN PUBLIC"means something different in PA don't know never been there?
And yes 15 years and five dogs and "NO ONE" has ever touched any of them without my permission, San Jose CA population 900,00 and Dayton NV population 7,000.
I don't live in New York City.
As I said my GSD was my only dog that I had a no touch policy...while he was in training!
And he's a very good dog because I took my time to understand him and his need for space.
This is going way off the rails..you want to ask me about my dog start a thread, I'll be more than happy to respond.
|02-15-2014 08:17 AM|
when we're out with our dogs people are going to touch the dog
without permission and sometimes we're not going to see the person
approaching to touch. what's you're dog going to do if he receives the
random touch? you're saying "you like to see someone try and touch
him without your approval"? is he going to bite?
when we're in public with our dogs i don't think they should react
to the random touch. should you be in public with a reactive dog?
Originally Posted by Chip18 View Post
|02-15-2014 04:46 AM|
Originally Posted by volcano View Post
Stressing him by having people touch him, until "he" was ready wasn't going to help me accomplish that! No one was allowed to touch him, until "I" felt he was ready!
He learned to view people as being of no consequence. Fine with me he's not a people happy Boxer.
When I met a GSD guy that insisted on touching him...after months of training, I looked back at my dog...as he stood standing quietly behind me as he had been trained to do, I let the guy pet him, my dog could care less! He had no reaction whatsoever...job done!
And weak nerves!!!!!!!!!!!! You tell me!
If I get another GSD he will be trained the same way, I don't do early socialization and I am very satisfied with my results, thank you very much.
|02-14-2014 11:20 PM|
I hope my new pup Ranger bites anyone that comes past my gate. In fact I am going to train him to do so. Having said that...you now know there is no doubt your K-9 will bite someone. If he does...it's not his fault, it's not their fault but totally yours. TAKE PRECAUTIONS !
I've still have had strangers come to my door:
|02-14-2014 11:15 PM|
|JoeyG||By no means did I want to come across as negative. I simply said to work with your dog more. I'm glad you're getting help with him. I certainly wish you both the best but always remember theses are powerful dogs that without proper leadership can do damage|
|02-14-2014 10:57 PM|
|volcano||Id talk with the postman and see if **** meet your dog and give him some great treats like meat. Keep the interaction positive and the dog "should"figure it out. I had my girl meet our mailman as a pup to avoid issues. And to the guy who doesnt want his dog touched- thats weak nerves on the dogs part, it wont eqate to the dog protecting you and likely your dog would cower in fear if it has weak nerves.|
|02-14-2014 08:25 PM|
We don't know what you did wrong either if anything? For "me" bottom line is if my dog is exhibiting a behavior I don't want, I did something wrong my job is to correct it myself by changing what I am doing or...finding someone that can!
You did not come on here and say "my dog bit someone twice and I am going to have him put down if I can't get help!" You asked for help and you found it locally, no problem there.
Oh and technically it was one bite and one attack..for the record!
You stepped up and got your dog help! So congratulations on a job well done!
And if it helps...I'll say SORRY, if I was a meanie, I got no problem apologizing.
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