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|05-12-2014 10:05 PM|
At some point or maybe when you have no choice, yeah. Say you're hiking and here comes someone the other way with their dog. My usual plan is step off to the side, sit him and ask them to go by. I feel more in control and able to keep a strange dog from making contact with mine. That's with my friendly, social one or my nervy one.
Others will handle it a different way, but the basic idea is teaching your dog to behave around whatever is stimulating it or distracting it. Does that make more sense ?
|05-12-2014 08:52 PM|
|05-12-2014 08:16 PM|
Muskeg is more on point then the way I replied. Its not a matter of just hanging out, you teach an alternate behavior. I like sit, at a distance at first because I don't really like to just go on by when there is no distance. I've had too many people not control their dog when there isn't a lot of distance.
But it's an obedience. The dog has to learn to deal with the distractions or whatever the problem may be, and like was said, you set him up to succeed.
|05-12-2014 08:03 PM|
|CharlieB.Barkin||I took Charlie to the soccer game today and he did pretty good. I had him lay down and I have him a bone with peanut butter in it. He began to focus on the kids more than the bone, so I picked it up and left. I was probably there for 4 minutes. No barking and no freaking out. He remained in adequate control of himself. Is that what I should be doing as I gradually build up the time, until it no longer phases him?|
|05-12-2014 04:21 PM|
A soccer game can be distracting for even the best of dogs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrtdyeq2hKo. Don't set him up to fail- take him to the game, and walk away before he starts reacting- say at 8 minutes in. Reward him with tug, play, give him an outlet for that prey drive. I don't like the constant nagging "leave it, leave it, leave it". The dog starts building up frustration. Actually, personally I don't even teach "leave it". I teach an alternative command "come", "heel", "on-by".
This just sound like frustrated dog that is triggered by movement. Not an aggressive dog. I have one like that and she's learned to ignore non-important distractions, and respond to my commands even under extreme distraction (skateboards trigger her chase/prey drive the most). It took time, but mostly I made sure to give her an outlet for her drives, and corrected- one correction- inappropriate behavior. Lunging and barking? Nope, that it not OK. Give him alternative behavior. And give him an outlet for his drives- chuck-it, tug, Frisbee.
How much training have you done with him? How much exercise is he getting?
|05-12-2014 04:18 PM|
|Steve Strom||Rather then have her get hurt, yeah. I would.|
|05-12-2014 04:09 PM|
|05-12-2014 03:53 PM|
|Steve Strom||It would be better if you kept him away from there, where he can't do it.|
|05-12-2014 03:43 PM|
|05-12-2014 03:41 PM|
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