*Prey drive ~ Uncontrolled excitement*
Must say, we do have a great dog *Shadow* that was rescued from a shelter back in 2007 as an older dog. We are guessing him around 5-6 yrs old now. Anyway, he is a bit diff then the other 2 GSD's we have & have had since pups. I do see some resemblance in him & our WL female, but a diff from WL to showline, all German. Our showline boy doesn't try to control or try to correct other dogs.
Anyway, he is diff from our female in the way that he is HARD HEADED ! I would love to show him in agility, but want to get where I cam 100% trust him. I have worked with him & continue to do so, but need to hear others stories or training tips.
When we first brought him home, if it moved or jumped (toads) he grabbed. Deer are very tempting, but has came along way with them. Has taken the e-collar to do so. He used to bite mower tires or any loud motor (power washer), he hated. Now fine with all, but the 4-wheelers still rev him up & even the e-collar can't get it through to him. Better though. Took 2 saps & our female stopped chasing & don't pay any attention to them at all now. Mr. HARD head, NOPE !
If in class with him & all is fine, calm, etc, he is awesome. Can go sniff any dogs, big or small. IF other dogs get into it, get wound up, etc, then he goes off & gets reved. He is very vocal & will start whinning or if a fight or dog tiff happens in class, wants to go jump in.
So, I say he fuels on excitement & I would LOVE to know how to help him deal with situations.
He is awesome at agility & would so love to compete with this awesome rescue dog, but do fear that he might leave me in the ring to go visit another dog, if he is too pushy on his visit b/c he can be & that dog don't like, gets at him & then this will fuel him.
I would love to channel his WL's in the right direction & with control, just stuck a bit.
Any suggestions plz ? ~Thanks~
Sable~ GSD NJP, OJP, NAP, NAJ, NA, TN-N, NAC, NJC, CGC
Shadow~ BGSD *Adopted* RN, CGC
Storm~ GSD RA, TN-N, CGC
Skyrah~ GSD, CGC
"Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail."
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