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04-24-2014 09:33 AM
carmspack greetings to you .

What is the age of the dog? Are there other issues such as overall discomfort being away from the home-base?
Has the dog been trained with clear commands and with consistent expectations? You did say you have let things slip so I am thinking you have been a bit on the permissive side. Maybe time for rules and discipline ?
Some of the insecurity and submissiveness could be cleared up with a better leadership role from yourself.

That's a start .
04-24-2014 08:30 AM
misslesleedavis1 Dont set him up in a situation were he could fail, positive tones reward him or her for even the smallest thing.
I was talking to a very experienced trainer once who told me that when he gets a puppy for the first few weeks the puppy can do no wrong at all, no corrections, just straight up praise. He had his dog with him the proof was in the pudding.

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04-24-2014 07:04 AM
Harry and Lola To begin with, you could try not putting him in situations where he is too close to other dogs so that he won't react. Find a comfortable distance and train him to focus on you, ignoring the dog. Use positive reinforcement - praise/treat for desired behavour. As you and he excel, you could reduce the distance so that he is closer to other dogs and keep him focused on you, ignoring the other dog.

I always think with a reactive/unstable dog it is good to set them up for more successes than failures to help improve their confidence.
04-23-2014 07:50 PM
Chip18 Some links in post 8 here:

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...allenging.html
04-23-2014 06:53 AM
HarleyACH
Insecure Dog - how to boost confidence

I am a weak owner (working on it now..never realised before how much I let slip) and have an insecure submissive dog who is getting overwhelmed and therefore nervous aggressive out on walks (with other dogs whilst on lead) because he thinks he needs to step up.

I am looking into NILF and will begin with that but I am open to ANY help avaliable. Currently reading through this thread.

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