We're workin on it, lil help?
Reich is still all screwed up in regard to other dogs since the sh!t across the street bolted over and terrorized her.
Came home from work and since it was so nice out, decided me and her would walk down to get the kids from my mom's.
She LOVED meeting all the people that were out playing and walking around. Kids, adults -a drunkard who wandered out of the bar just to see her even-, she loves people.
But if she even heard another dog, she started melting down.
Trying to hide under cars, pull to run away, etc. Barking, whining, shaking, cowhering.
I did my best to stay in control, ignore her freaking out and keep her focused on me and our walk.
She didn't do too badly, we got there..and back home.
As soon as we walked into mom's door, Wolfgang (her 9 week old GSD pup) ran right up and initiated play. No issues at all. She looked happy to see him. So far him and Angus (my mutt) are her buddies, she has no problems interacting with them.
New dogs and neighbor's dogs are a whole different ball game. As soon as we get out onto the porch, she barks. Not at anything, but to say 'HEY! I'M OUT HERE! LEAVE ME ALONE!'
She hears or sees other dogs, she barks, growls, and displays fear aggressive posture/behavior.
Like in mom's back yard. We went out, and the white toy breed dog next door was out. She wouldn't pee because she wouldn't stop barking at it, backing up, then charging the fence snarling.
I want to get her into the next puppy class I can, now I'm concerned she's going to spend the whole time barking her head off, whining, and basically falling apart because of the other pups.
She's only about 13 weeks old. Is this something we can fix, or is it more likely something we'll have to work to just manage the rest of her life?
I feel so bad for her, and I don't want her to be afraid of strange dogs forever.
I'm also torn as she hasn't finished all of her booster shots yet, so shouldn't really be out places many other dogs are/have been. But I don't want to put off trying to address this issue either.
Any thoughts or insights appreciated.
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Reich, female, DOB 12-15-07
Sieg, male, DOB- 07-09-08