Stopping Bad Behavior
Nimai my 12month old GS neutered male, is a bit of a nervous dog. I read about not using "NO" as it is not effective and I sure agree. It works only to startle Nimai when I shout in a loud voice, (I used this a few times when I really needed to get his attention.) I need to know methods to get him to:
Aggressive behavior toward a couple of my workers for instance. Nimai will wait for these workers early in the morning and start barking and if I do not restrain him, he will bark and "attack" and try to bite. Here using "NO" when he is restrained and growling seems to have no effect. With other employees there is no problem at all, although he is not very welcoming or effectionate with them.
Today a customer who has a Belgium shep, made friends with Nimai and maybe 10 minutes later the customer came into my office and Nimai barked and tried to attack but the customer stopped and Nimai started to sniff him and backed off.
I just cannot think or read of any "positive" training methods, to help out. Other than keep him restrained so I do not get sued. I have pretty much got that worked out as I lock the office door and have a doorbell so I can verify the customer.