Is my dog too submissive?
I have an 11 month old female Czech German Shepherd. High food/prey drive, smart and strong. All the good traits you can expect from this breed except one thing: too submissive. Every time she sees other dogs, she runs into them, roll underneath them, with her tail wagging, and her ears completely flattened. She will also try to lick other dogs face, sometimes making some high pitch noise -- not sure if this is due to excitement or submissiveness though. When I play fetch with her with other dogs, she will drop the toy to the ground if any dog run towards her, or hesitated to pick up the toy if there are other dogs around her. The submissive behavior apply to people as well. When she is home, she will bark and being very alert when she heard noise from outside, but immediately when the visitors came in, she will wag tail, flatten her ears, and try to make out with them.
I am not sure if this is something I can correct/improve, or something I just have to accept. I did a lot of obedience training with her, and I worked hard on establish dominance. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by smby; 09-07-2015 at 01:46 PM.