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03-27-2014 01:46 PM
warpwr Our puppy Shadow got kicked out of puppy class for biting a puppy that belonged to the person running the class.
She also went ape**** when on leash around other dogs.
We hired a professional trainer who came to our home. Trainer brought two of her own dogs and in about 2 minutes with little Shadow the trainer stopped the unwanted behavior.
Paradoxically she grew up and became one of those German Shepherds who would not allow any other dogs to fight at dog parks.
03-27-2014 01:16 PM
tjheldt We have friends with dogs but they are 12 months and younger and don't have the best manners either. Whenever they see each other they just start to try and play while on leashes, so they aren't the best role models.
03-26-2014 03:12 PM
SunCzarina Have you got any friends with older dogs who are (and I hate to use Cesar terms) calm and assertive? Otto's boss hog dog mentality does wonders for Venus. She's 14 months so we're at the tail end of this teenage nonsense but Otto's stay calm and walk on attitude really helps her. Not that she doesn't bite him for refusing to get worked up about some dog hanging over the fence barking at them.
03-26-2014 02:31 PM
tjheldt I am so glad that it is not just my dog that acts this way! I am trying to walk her more everyday to teach her better leash manners and to really get her used to all the distractions of people, cars, etc. I'm hoping she learns fast, so that I am able to walk with my friends and their dogs with out her going crazy.
03-26-2014 12:19 PM
AnneMargar Too funny - just yesterday I wrote the exact same post - almost word for word. My 6 month old just started displaying the same behavior and it seems to be getting worse. I need to get her into obedience class; I did have her in two puppy classes, but obviously we need to keep at it I am going to work on loose leash walking, look, leave it, and just playing around together more often. I think this is a stage, but a stage that needs to be corrected and worked-through.

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03-25-2014 09:11 PM
Alice13 My pup doesn't really listen to me either when she is distracted by something. The only time she does whatever I say is when I have a treat in my hand. She never gave me problems by going after people n other dogs when I walk her around my neighbourhood (we don't have dog parks here) but my problem is when other dogs come after her because most of the time these dogs are wild & filthy stray dogs. I've watched them chase after cars in my neighbourhood. I am now contemplating waiting till she's a bit bigger to take her for walks after a black stray ran towards us while barking yesterday. Thankfully, I managed to avoid it by walking away. It didn't look friendly in any way. I am new in this neighbourhood n up till date have never seen anybody here walking their dogs. They just let them loose in their yards. I am wondering if this is the reason.

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03-25-2014 09:07 PM
Chip18 I like this approach and start teaching her to ignore other dogs. Can she walk on a loose leash? That needs to be done first.

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03-25-2014 09:06 PM
SunCzarina Do you walk her with the other dog? An older dog with good leash manners can be helpful.

I taught my male to body block Venus when she was in her silly puppy bad manners stage. Otto is built like the Berlin Wall and could not care less about other dogs.
03-25-2014 09:01 PM
SunCzarina I don't read that the OP had any play dates.

Yes with your patience and consistency, she'll grow out of it. Everything's just new and exciting to her now. Walk on, keep everything under control and keep your sense of humor with other people. Eventually you might even have a dog who could care less about other dogs because you're way more fun!
03-25-2014 08:55 PM
tjheldt We have another dog that she plays with a lot and I play and train her everyday.
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