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04-25-2014 08:37 PM
Chip18 Oops seem to have forgotten to post:
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...allenging.html
Post 8 "Who Pets my Puppy or Dog"
04-25-2014 08:35 PM
Chip18
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you don't use it to "harm" the dog, simply to refocus it. if you're hurting the dog you're using it incorrectly.
No doubt...don't argue the point if you "know" what you're doing with the prong then maybe could it work?? However If you "know" what you're doing with a prong collar for this particular issue...then you would not "need" to ask!

"Who Pets my Puppy or Dog" gave me the results I wanted... "My GSD is safe in public" I did not need to get "instructions from a pro!

Not saying I'm anti prong, I am saying, I'm anti ignorance! A prong collar "requires" a skilled user! Anyone can do "Who pets my Puppy or Dog" pretty much as simple as that...KISS principle.
04-25-2014 08:21 PM
misslesleedavis1 A foster we had did the same thing only less intense and never people aimed. I used a tennis ball while walking by other dogs and it worked to distract.

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04-25-2014 08:17 PM
scarfish you don't use it to "harm" the dog, simply to refocus it. if you're hurting the dog you're using it incorrectly.
04-25-2014 08:01 PM
Chip18
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i'm by no means a trainer or have tons of experience. if i were you i would get a prong collar and give a tug and yell no! extra loud deep firm authoritative voice. let him know you are in charge and refocus his attention to you. if that doesn't work i would contact a professional.

some people just aren't firm enough and can't handle a GSD when all the dog needed from the beginning was a handler with some balls. that's a main reason there are so many in shelters IMO. those people should've gotten a cat instead.
Well I also am not an expert, but I dealt with a "people aggressive" GSD and my gut told me that a "prong collar" was "not" the way to go!

Pretty much stand by my experience and my results with "Who Pets my Puppy or Dog", first rule in dog training..."do no harm!"
04-25-2014 07:34 PM
scarfish i'm by no means a trainer or have tons of experience. if i were you i would get a prong collar and give a tug and yell no! extra loud deep firm authoritative voice. let him know you are in charge and refocus his attention to you. if that doesn't work i would contact a professional.

some people just aren't firm enough and can't handle a GSD when all the dog needed from the beginning was a handler with some balls. that's a main reason there are so many in shelters IMO. those people should've gotten a cat instead.
04-25-2014 07:15 PM
Chip18 A lot of what you need is in post 8:
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...enging.htmlwas

My guy was "people aggressive" I did "Who pets my puppy or dog" I made the decisions for who he interacts with not him! No head halters, I used a flat collar and leash.

Never had a problem with him lunging at anyone...had he tried, I would have immediately stepped in front of him!

Pretty much as simple as that.
04-25-2014 06:40 PM
dellas-devil Thanks, we have now got her a rope ball and we have started to get her into it. Yes at present we just avoid all other dogs if possible, not always the case, but I am sure with a lot of hard work we will get a fantastic loving dog. I do believe like you Lara that she is just adjusting to her new surroundings after having moved frequently. Time will tell.
04-25-2014 10:50 AM
misfits Behaviour Adjustment Training by grisha Stewart. //good book
04-25-2014 09:44 AM
lara's mum We've had our 14 month bitch for 2 weeks. She came from your neck of the woods, funnily enough. Her behaviour was the same as your dog. My husband is very firm & has trained her to focus on her rope ball. We make sure we protect her from any dogs that are too boisterous or go in too fast with her. She will now in the short time we've had her, walk past, off lead, other dogs, within a couple of paces of them. She will now also accept strangers too - although we are very cautious with her. She now looks to my husband before doing anything, she's so keen to please him. With me, she knows I'm not a dominant person, but we'll work on me in due course!! She knew from day one hubby meant every word he says to her & she's coming on so well. She loves to please him & her rope ball being thrown is better to her than any food treat - that & praise from hubby.
I'm beginning to think what she was doing was protecting her pack as things were so new to her & she was doing a great job at that. But she needed to know that is not her job - her job is to do what hubby tells her to do. We're delighted she's turning into a well balanced dog & is great fun to walk now. Switching focus seems to work well, so I'd suggest you get a rope ball (bully) as you can throw it, carry it in your pocket & they can't accidentally swallow it. Get her so interested in that so nothing else takes her attention.
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