Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern, Indiana, USA
Frank went through this same thing at about 8 months, he would bark and try to get away, he's 10 months now and doing really well with strangers, I belong to a training group and was able to "set up" Frank to met people that I knew but Frank didnt' the "stranger" would just ignore him while we talked then if frank came close let him sniff then offer a treat, after he improved with those strangers we went on to the real thing in stores, last friday we actually went to Bass Pro with them having a wall to wall crowd and Frank did Great.
One more thing I started the "stranger" meetings on neutal ground not at home.
I would call around to some stores and ask them if dogs are allowed it might surprise you where you can take him, around here all the farm stores allow them, (like tractor supply) Bass Pro, and all the different pet stores.
frank(Rosehall's Duke of Hearts CD, BN, RN) gsd
indy (Indy Bluestorm CD, GN, RN,CGC) BC
king bc mix
Rowdy (MyHearts Red Treasure) Australian Shepherd