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Old 02-17-2014, 04:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i like the dog that the lady was handling. what kind of
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in my sweet artistic drawing? lol It looked like some sort of akita mix. black and white with bushy fur. It had a wide head.
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Dogs meeting or attempting to meet on the leash can sometimes not be good as they pull forward straight towards each other rather than going to each others sides or nose to tail, like the dog you encountered was doing, this can be seen as a direct challenge and by the sounds of it Alvin accepted the challenge. How were your emotions? Were you worried, afraid, annoyed? Think back to how you were feeling at the time and then with the combination of the lunging forward you might be able to work out why Alvin took offence.
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Dogs meeting or attempting to meet on the leash can sometimes not be good as they pull forward straight towards each other rather than going to each others sides or nose to tail, like the dog you encountered was doing, this can be seen as a direct challenge and by the sounds of it Alvin accepted the challenge. How were your emotions? Were you worried, afraid, annoyed? Think back to how you were feeling at the time and then with the combination of the lunging forward you might be able to work out why Alvin took offence.
I was calm throughout the whole thing, but my boyfriend looked worried. I do most of the training so I guess I'm used to dealing with him. We try not to make things "a big deal" if it has the possibility of becoming a negative experience because he just feeds off of it. We were assertive but calm at the same time. Alvin probably reacted to my boyfriend


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Have him evaluated if you want, personally I'm not seeing a problem? Out of control dog is pulling towards you and he stood his ground, then you took over and he let you handle it.

Don't really see any issue myself?
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Have him evaluated if you want, personally I'm not seeing a problem? Out of control dog is pulling towards you and he stood his ground, then you took over and he let you handle it.

Don't really see any issue myself?
I guess there really isn't a problem, but we are hoping to therapy train him and he can't be reactive at all (while working). He is still really young, could this hurt us, or will he grow out of it? We have never done this before
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Oh...isn't that special....let's just blame it on the "boyfriend"....as a member of the male community...I resemble that comment...but only to the degree that I blame it on my wife.


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Oh...isn't that special....let's just blame it on the "boyfriend"....as a member of the male community...I resemble that comment...but only to the degree that I blame it on my wife.


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Three stooges fan? Lol "I resemble that!" blame is a strong word... I'm all for gender equality, but the boyfriend is more reactive than the dog sometimes, so training the two of them together takes a special hand. he's already getting his feelings hurt because Alvin listens to me more.


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I guess there really isn't a problem, but we are hoping to therapy train him and he can't be reactive at all (while working). He is still really young, could this hurt us, or will he grow out of it? We have never done this before
Personally I don't think so, might even be a good sign??

He was reacting to a dog coming at him with bad energy. He could have tried to run away, hide behind you or pee himself. He did none of those things, he stood his ground and he let you handle it!

Don't think you can get better results than that!

Now he still "might" not make the cut as a therapy dog but he seems like a good prospect to me?
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How old is Alvin?
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How old is Alvin?
12 weeks


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