How should I react to my pup lunging like crazy when he sees a cat?
So that is the situation.
We have a park next to where I live where I walk and play with my 9 month GSD.
When he sees a cat (he would be on leash), he would lunge like mad. He sees it most of the time before me and he is off full force. Lucky that each time the leash did not slip from my hand. I say no, call his name and nothing, he just pulls and pulls. We cant even move.
Today, while this was happening. I pulled him back, I did it forcefully though and he was now next to my knee and still pulling so I grabbed him by his collar and scruff and made him look at me eye to eye and said "no, no" in a unhappy corrective tone.
Is that too much of a forceful reaction? I dont want him to "dislike" me or affect what seem to be instinct and drive? He does not bark while he does this.....
Last edited by Mozi; 10-31-2018 at 04:18 PM.