TJ my gsd pup, many problems
I have a 4 month old pup who is more than a handful, and is my 5th GSD. He attacks non stop, although not so much off territory, and I have tried a few trainers who have ;
1. done the positive reinforcement, treats and walk away approach. This he just thought was getting more of the upper hand and showed we were backing off, so renewed attacks
2. firm but kind approach, using 2 leads to control with, and blocking attacks with a racquet, and rewarding with treats when good. He is just as bad and attacks worse now at home, although can be handled outside.
He wants the company of other dogs, but have been advised he over identifies with his species, and not at all with ours, so to keep him away. I've been reading my head off to try and understand what's going on in his, and the best explanation is; taken from mum too soon and put with siblings where he was probably KING RAT, and without his mum to nip him when ruling over the others.
Also he is undergoing extensive tests to see why his back legs, especially the right, are more wobbly than I've ever seen, or the vet. Structural CT shows no orthopaedic problem, so await neurology. And had bloods which don't show anything.
Yes you say, I paid a fortune, why don't i take him back and demand my money back, but I don't want to give up on him, he'd probably have to be put down, and I've had a lot of this breed and want to try and address this challenge.