"At the end of training I say to him "go play" and I give him about 1 minute of meeting the other dogs before I take him away. He usually gets over excited and jumps on the other gsds, so we leave before this escalate.
"No he doesn't get to greet them no matter how he acts. Only at the end of training, when he has done a good job and he gets the instruction "ok, go play" then he is allowed over to say hello"
I am sorry but that is a contradiction .
Letting the dog go visit for one minute builds frustration beautifully. One minute ?
That is a tease . What state is the other dog left in ? Just enough to be stimulated and
then left - that goes for both dogs.
And as cute as your story is you are still enabling a behaviour you are having some problems with .
quote " Kaiser was desperate to go and see them"
so what happens ?
" I would keep a short leash and let him just go over and say hello"
even if he was gentle and crawled on his belly -- he still was satisfied and rewarded by going over .
so when you are out for your walks both you and the dog are frustrated.
he sees another dog and his focus shifts to that dog and he starts pulling you in that direction.
who cares if he is not aggressive and just wants to play. Maybe I am that other person with a dog with
issues who does not enjoy any dog coming into his zone - and will not "play" .
"And I'm also sure scary for the other people walking their dogs as it looks like a big german shepherd wants to attack their dog... "
Those people at training club with the very young pups took a chance . Your dog wasn't in control - excited .
Their pups might be at any point of social experience and might take an advance of a large dog as intimidating.
If I had a pup and I wanted to do a social visit I would go to the "other" dog -- once I see a calm state and handler awareness and control.
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Last edited by carmspack; 06-19-2017 at 09:03 AM.