That's the problem... he listens to commands in the dog park no problem. He listens to commands at the fence no problem. He ignores other dogs when I'm around. But in puppy class, during play time... problems occur. He's around other dogs socialized weekly an he had no reaction to being on the other side of a fence at the dog park yesterday.
What really irritates me is that the trainer keeps trying to blame schutzhund and blame prong collars for this. As SOON as she heard we were doing schutzhund she started finding reasons to pull him away from the other dogs. For example he was playing fine and all of the sudden she pulled him out of the group because she thinks he was "getting too excited". I'm fairly sure she's discriminating against him. I mean, I don't deny aggression showing up, but I think the trainer is part of the reason. That or it has something to do with the last class he was in at the same place (different trainer) where a black lab tried bullying him and pushing him around repeatedly. Viking responded harshly and corrected the lab to get the lab to leave him alone and the lab FLIPPED OUT. We broke them apart before a fight happened and the lab was taken out of class but I worry that that may have had an effect on him and being in that environment now sets him on edge.
Viking vom Zeder-Kamme (11/19/2011)
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