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06-25-2014 07:28 AM
aleinad I took my dog to the showgrounds and it went better than I expected At least so far. He was really scared because of so many dogs in close proximity. He weed few times in the beginning. After a while I was able to take him through his paces at a further spot. We got closer eventually. He did growl in the beginning but I was reassuring and it worked. At the end of the evening he seemed more relaxed and was able to tolerate other dogs better and at closer proximity. I will see how I go next week though.
06-25-2014 01:21 AM
lalachka Does this really work?
I guess I would've liked to see how bad she reacts first. She looks calm next to dogs but unless I can see her reaction it's hard to gauge how successful this is

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06-25-2014 12:29 AM
aleinad Yes, I've found this video. It makes it so simple.
06-24-2014 08:50 PM
scout172 Wow. So I guess he hasn't had much experience with dog training if that's his solution.
06-24-2014 08:14 PM
Jax08 LAT is easy. Sit the dog by your heeling side and with your other hand point at something. When he looks, treat with the hand his is sitting by. High so he has to look up at you. You want to develop the muscle memory of him looking and then looking Up and Back at you.

The important thing with LAT is to stay int eh dogs threshold. So if he is reacting, you need to back him up to a distance between him and the other dog where he is not reacting and THEN use LAT. Eventually that distance should get shorter and shorter.
06-24-2014 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by aleinad View Post
Yes, either way we want it to stop. I will be working with him on that this Friday afternoon and hopefully we will make some progress. I do need to look into LAT and start that too.

I brought it up because I doubt I can trust a trainer that said that. I guess they can still be a good trainer but i'd be wondering.
I've had trainers that gave me advice that hurt us. So just be a little cautious.

I think I remember you saying yu don't have too many choices where you are though.

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06-24-2014 08:10 PM
aleinad Yes, either way we want it to stop. I will be working with him on that this Friday afternoon and hopefully we will make some progress. I do need to look into LAT and start that too.
06-24-2014 07:44 PM
Jax08 What about nylon choke collars? This may not be popular but when Seger started reacting to dogs, I lifted him off his feet for just a split second. Twice. No problem since. He wasn't being aggressive, just a punk. No verbal correction from me, just applied the choke collar. When I set him back down and he looked back at me, then I praised him.

I am not opposed to correctly for the dog being reactive. You need to shut that reaction down somehow so you can get their brain back. In a reactive state, they are not thinking. Once they are thinking, then you can apply LAT (which you need to teach in a quiet place before applying it to whatever their trigger is)

I doubt at such a young age your puppy is being protective of your kids. They just aren't mature enough at that age to come into their protective instincts. It is highly likely that it is fear or excitement. However, regardless of the reason the desired end result is the same.
06-24-2014 07:33 PM
lalachka a trainer told you that your dog is protective of your kids at 13 weeks?

ETA 17 weeks, still. he's still a baby. he can't be protecting anyone yet
06-24-2014 07:31 PM
aleinad I've had a trainer come yesterday and I will be taking a dog out tonight for socialization and training.

Few things first. Prong collars are illegal here. Trainer had a look at the dog and said that he's got a good temper and actually the dog had responded quiet well to him. He will be coming for a walk with me, kids and Titan in few days to see what is happening there. Food and dog aggression that he'e been exhibiting can be worked on he said. He gave us some pointers.

He assumes that dog has been overly protective of the kids when i take them for a walk and therefore he will be coming with us in few days to work on that behavior.

Hopefully things go well tonight Thanks to everyone for their input, it is greatly appreciated
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