that walk at that age should be brief.
you aren't going for distance !
be fully engaged , proactively involved (no yaking on the cell phone or texting)
mold proper walking position - and praise , practice stops and sitting and praise,
change direction - both directions - keep pups attention on you and praise.
Sit down for a spell and watch the world go by . Praise. End.
The pup will never have the opportunity to stare at some oncoming dog.
Don't let them "socialize" meet, sniff , get into space or face.
You want your dog to ignore other dogs. No conflict . NOT necessary for
a well socialized dog . You have a trustworthy dog for him to play with already.
Classes are opportunities for your dog to be in proximity to other dogs and every
one is under control.
That hackling is a bit of insecurity fear arousal.
How you behave and what you do will make a difference .
Tell him bah , and keep on moving. Once you have passed through
the gauntlet and the dog returns to settled behaviour , tell him good, but
keep on moving.
If you were to stop and reassure him and tell him it's okay then you are
reinforcing a reason for the fearful response . You are rewarding the aroused
fear state. You want to do the opposite .
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Last edited by carmspack; 05-25-2016 at 12:59 PM.