now that my 3yo dog has had his problem tail removed, he is becoming more and more a "dog"- whereas before he was so obsessed w/ spinning/eating tail- that he wasn't much of a dog.
now- we are learning what a gsd is really all about.
he does need training. which i plan next month to start (wait for tail to complete heal inside &out))))))
next door to us is a fenced empty 7acre lot. some ppl do use it for exercising their horses. most days for at least 1hr if not more. they all have large dogs of their own, so typically there is a horse or 2 and at least 1dog. also- lady on other side of property walks or sits on propery under tree, while her own pointer runs/plays, she is there most days 1-2hrs- she is terrified of gsd's specifically my dog, i have nvr known why.
*when we first got chance, he would go next door and play with the horse ppl dogs, but the dogs play rough. no one hurt still very rough. when chance tail was always bleeding, he had to stop dog parks and i kept him away from rough play next door also. still 1-2x/wk he did play w/ a more mild play dog so not so much roughness.....
finally, i noted this dog owner let her dog chase her own horse. i don't allow chance to do this, and she was allowing it, so i couldn't let him play over there if horse there and it mostly always was. i gave in one day last nov and the dogs/horse went into bush and owner there, my dog yelped, she said he was slammed by the horse (i question whether she actually kicked my dog? that's a diff story)
so i collected injured dog, went home....
i have never allowed him back over there........................
*this empty lot is also home to coyotes every nt, which also drives chance crazy. chance also cornered a bobcat in large tree in our backyard....
PROBLEM I NEED HELP WITH
chance may think this property is his??
he barks and lunges at fence line (6ft wrought iron, our prop elevated 6ft UP slope from empty lot-full open view) and is just giong crazy. i try to distract him or bring him inside, where he cont to bark. he wants over there badly.
*does he just want to go play?
*does he want to protect the property?
what can i do to stop this??
on other side our property is 5.5ft block wall, neighbor has new rescue dog. chance is going nuts jumping at block wall i guess when he hears their new dog? i am worried he might jump over.
i spoke to neighbor. we wondered if we should have the 2dogs mt? and how should we do that? at a neutral location i think?
*can gsd jump over 5.5block wall????? they have 8ft drop off their side of property, and more cement== my dog would be injured. and NO i can't make the fence HIGHer b/c of it already being 8ft(even though just there side, as it retains 3ft on my prop)
thanks so much
ps chance has jumped easily over 4ft chainlink to get to coyotes in empty field next door (this fence is in area where chance never is allowed d/t he can jump it)