Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SF Bay Area / Saratoga
Teaching not to lunge at cars
I posted on this before -- sorry for a repeat post, but still hopeful that someone may have some ideas for me..
Xargos continues to lunge, despite haltie, forceful "no", preparatory "don't even think about it" and then pulling his head high up in the air once he does lunge. We are working with person trainer on this (and the above is based on her guidance).
Next step will be to try e-collar on the lowest setting..
He is the sweetest and most layed back puppy (with a mind of his own though, you can say a great teenager, but teenager still..). He is getting very strong, so this behavoir needs to stop! FYI: he is a bad case as he started doing it from the time we started taking him for walks at about 8 weeks or so and despite on and off successes it persisted..
Any thoughts on what to try?
Also curious, are there any GSD who didn't lunge at cars as teenages?
Xargos Vom Haus Tyson (born Sep., 27, 2008)
LoveBug, a brown-with-white Siberian cat, the kindest cat on earth (born Oct.27,2007)
Tiger, a red Siberian cat (born Aug.8,2008) -- Lovebug's best friend
Pumpkin, an outdoor cat