bandaids serve a purpose.
Oh my goodness that’s hilarious. I would love to know how our dog really feels but I’m not taking any chances. Lol. I’m not experienced enough to know what to do if things went bad.Fence fighting is due to barrier frustration. It’s self rewarding. Either teach him to ignore the fence or get a trainer. There are a lot of videos about it. I can’t find the one where they are fighting, then the gate completely opens and they start playing. This one is similar. It has become a habit. You can‘t play it here, but you can watch it if you follow the link. The second one works. I’m not suggesting to let them loose together but it gives you a better insight into fence fighting,
I guess that’s what this would be. He scares the neighbor because of it so it would hopefully ease her nerves a bit too.bandaids serve a purpose.
I completely agree with you. Getting the timing right is definitely the key. I always look outside to see if their dog is out. If he is they stay in until he is back in but they don’t do that when my dog is out. The other day we were out cleaning up the yard and i forgot to grab the control for his e collar. The good thing is that the neighbor saw it happen and quickly called her dog in.The problem with barrier aggression is that they can redirect on anything on their side of the fence, when they get so frustrated. It is better to correct and prevent the behavior. If that means erecting an inner fence that prevents the dog from getting close enough to start that crap or taking him out on lead, or using an e-collar and correct it when it starts. or even a warning just before it starts. Timing is important.
The funny thing is that when we are out and about, say at the pet store or the vets office he is very excited to meet and greet everyone. We don’t let him get to close because we can see that his size makes others feel nervous.I often find myself saying "It's a dog thing" whenever my GSD does something odd.
On a leash she will meet another dog (also on a leash) and after a few seconds of sniffing, it can turn aggressive. Have them both off their leash, and it's playtime.
As to fences and what dogs do?
Funniest thing I ever saw was two dogs very aggressively barking at each other through a fence. 4 feet to the right, and the gate was wide open. It's a dog thing.
That’s where we failed. Last summer we had him to the point that he wouldn’t go beyond the tree, about 6 feet or so from the fence. When he was following that rule the aggression turned to just barking and whining. Then winter hit and we had a lot of ice out there so i resorted to using the e-collar. Eventually he quit listening to that if the dog was out, not completely anyway. I know, training never stops and he’ll definitely do what he wants if I’m not consistent.One he has reached the fence he is way over threshhold. I would take the next while and make it about training. When my dog was a teenager and feeling the power (eye roll), he randomly would do that. I kept him on leash for a while and towards the middle of the yard and worked where he still had brain cells operating. The closer he is to the fence, the fewer brain cells apparently were firing off. Work farther away.
That is the plan. My husband did a semi fancy design to the fence by using sections of corrugated metal in certain areas so now he will build those panels for the neighbors side to block the view.How about a privacy fence? A visual barrier really curbs this. My dogs were good at a prior home until the new neighbor's bitch barked nasty words at them through the chain-link section of the fence. I should have insisted that the new neighbors continue the privacy fence on their side because I had paid for all the other fencing. I didn't. So that section of chain link was the issue. AND their dog was completely different when we were out front - friendly and sweet. Just do the privacy fence thing.
Wow, I can’t believe some of the things people do!I feel your frustration. We have a fence and people walk by with dogs who bark at Rosie, people who let their dogs sniff at the fence while Rosie is barking, people who do training in front of our fence. This one lady walked by 4x in 15 min to do focus/ignore work today. Ive asked people to keep moving, to do their stuff elsewhere, and they dont care. I guess one guy, a stoned old hippy listened, but I think it was because i scared him when Rosie was a puppy. I dont want to scare people but It ticks me off to no end. I realize i cant control other people and need to train my dog, but man, people are disrespectful. I never, ever stop in front of other dogs on a walk to “train” Rosie.
anyways, she was doing well for a while but now when a dog comes by, lately she has taken off like a shot and she will blow me off. We are almost there… ill say no/leave it, come and she will run to me but right back at the fence. Shes often not even barking, but jumping around and wanting to play.
i’ve been giving thought to e-collar training for the sake off leash in the forest and am wondering if it couls be a useful application here
I would not take any chances, as you don’t know if they would be fine face to face or if the aggression would be even worse.Oh my goodness that’s hilarious. I would love to know how our dog really feels but I’m not taking any chances. …
We have thought about asking the neighbor if we could meet at neutral grounds to see how it would go, but again we aren’t experienced enough to know what to do if it didn’t work out, much less have an injured dog or two.
I agree, getting an experienced trainer to teach him/us how to neutralize it would be best.
Thank you for your point of view. That’s what I’m afraid of too. I would not be able to control him if it were to happen that way. I guess the best thing to do is the privacy fence and a trainer to help us neutralize his response.I would not take any chances, as you don’t know if they would be fine face to face or if the aggression would be even worse.
We let the neighbor use our fence as his fence when he built his so with grandkids over there I wouldn’t do an electric fence. Good idea though!If I were to use electric for this- in addition to privacy fence which is a must here- I would try to electrify the fence or area (not on the neck). Perhaps use flagging to mark the area of zap.
I use ecollar for chasing wildlife, recall, etc. but even there I do my best to train so that all the dog needs is my voice and/or the collar tone and not a correction. I feel like just blasting on an e-collar for stuff can have serious blowback. In general. I like the e-collar for so many things like off leash and to fine-tune OB but there is a lot to it. To do it right and avoid unwanted associations.
If you do hire a trainer, be very careful as the majority I've seen out there are clueless and I often can't believe it is their actual profession! Not all- but most.