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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Personality change

(haven't posted in at least 12 years!) Rio is almost two, long hair GSD, still intact. Until quite recently he never met a dog he didn't like. I walk him 1 1/2 hours a day to local college campus, on prong collar. He's great with crowds. When meeting dogs, he's friendly, tail wagging, then suddenly gets growly and obnoxious. Or he'll get like this after we've walked on. He used to like little dogs especially.

He takes agility and herding classes. This week I've been concentrating on obedience commands, which we let slide. My husband says he doesn't do this when he walks him.

Think it could be related to recent two week stay at a play all day in house "kennel"? He's stayed there before. I sure would like to reverse this new trend.

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