Mortified!! What do I do?
K..so at the advice of several people on the board I have begun socializing rosco outside the house. Doing kinda better on walks, learning "watch me". So I make the very bad mistake of taking both dogs to the dog park. I didn't even get them out of the van and i see 5 dogs in the gated park and 4 of the dobermans. Rosco is starts going bananas. So i think well we wont go in maybe just walk around. The dobermans leave before I get there and there is only 1 dog left. He's barking, whining, pulling, twisting....I push him onto a down position and he in not growling or nipping just barking whining and pulling. I was absolutely mortified! We just left. People were just staring probably thinking I have a severely untrained dog. He is so good in the house, I just don't get it! Listens on command in the house, I know I screwed up by not doing this earlier...he is just barely 7 months. Is it fear? but he is not biting or nipping or just pure excitement? i am trying and he is just acting a muck... I have him enrolled in obedience school but of he acts likes this now, he is going to act like that there too, then what do I do if I can't even get him to listen? I am just so freaked and scared to bring him anywhere now because he acts out so badly.
Do i need to take it slower? He acts like this when he sees people or dogs outside. Doesn't matter if it is one or five...
Mom of 5 kids
Mom of 2 Dogs
GSD- Rosco Von Ludwig CGC born 7/8/08 -age 2yrs
Husky Mix Izadora -Rescued in 2004 -age 8