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We rescued Gypsy from our local pound. She is about 1 year old, GSD. She is great with people and my 3 boys, but when it comes to other dogs she barks loudly, lunges at them, hair raises up, and is oblivious to any command. Is there anything I can do? Help I feel like we cant take her anywhere. She has become accustomed to Ben our cat, but other dogs are a different story.
 

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hmm..have u ever socailized gypsy with other dogs?? thats the first thing that comes to my mind. if not i think it would be a good idea to start..im not sure on how to tell u to do it bc she(?) has already become aggressive townards them and i dont want to give u wrong advice and have something bad happen..ill let the wiser folk around here explain that to u
 

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i would get her into Obedience classes first. that is a good place to start. its a controlled atmosphere dogs on leashes, a trainer, etc.

i would talk with the trainer before hand tell them of your dogs behavior around other dogs, etc. they can give you some valuable tips, and may want to evaluate your dog before she comes to class, give you some exercises to work on etc. i would definitely get some professional guidence one way or another so that you may have the right tools to help this dog overcome this issue. most of it is teaching the owner/handler how to work with behavioral issues. your reaction in situations can also add to dog aggression, if you are tense, or apprehensive about an encounter.

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we are in contact with a trainer. The thing is I dont know how much socializing she has since we rescued her from the pound.
 

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hmmm, i dont seem to get emails when people reply. Sorry to not have seen this earlier. I really hope the trianer can help. I did speak with her on the phone and she was very confident that she could help correct the behaviour.
 
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