Have been taking Lainey to a refresher class weekly since she finished Puppy Kindergarten. After Puppy Kindergarten, she came in class recall sesions. As we've gone on, she has started to go to the other dogs and people in the room instead of coming to me. The "happy voice", clapping, treats don't work. The trainer says she is too friendly and shouldn't be taken off lead unless I know the dogs she will be with because she is fearless and friendly enough to ignore any "unfriendly dog" signs and will just go charging up to another dog. Is this something she'll outgrow as she gets older? I wouldn't normally take her off-lead anyway unless it was one or two dogs I knew, but to be told I won't even be able to do that is a little disheartening. I don't want her in a dog fight either but how can I teach her to be less friendly without making her fearful or aggressive? In a way, I'm thrilled she is so friendly. Have I created a "monster" so to speak? Should I jsut wait it out and see what happens in time?
Kim (MSPCA Vol.), Lainey (Lainey Express Destiny Ryanhaus) and Beau (formerly Booker GSD/Lab?- Rescue)
(At Rainbow Bridge) Vegas- Our Gentle Giant R.I.P. 2000-2008 Meisha - Moo Moo R.I.P. 1990-2000-All GSDs