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Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could get some tips/advice on this.

Cherry is now 1 year old and she is the perfect dog at home - she's well-behaved, intelligent and calm. However, when we get out of the house that seems to change
I posted here a few months back asking for advice on how to stop her pulling on the lead. I got some great advice and I do think she's improved, especially on the way back.

But I'm still not confident enough to walk her on my own and so my Dad is having to come with me to help control her. That's what happened with Logan too (although he had aggression issues), but I still feel really bad because there's obviously something that I'm doing wrong


She is, however, the complete opposite of Logan and that's where we're having other problems. When we go out she wants to meet EVERYONE. She starts by barking at them with her hackles up - but it's a high-pitched, yappy bark, like "Look at me!!!" And if/when she gets to meet that person, her tail wags a mile a minute, she howls and then wants to lick the person a lot, and often she'll pee herself too
I don't understand why she does this. I thought I did a good job with socialising her.. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful that she's so friendly, but it's completely over the top and it's getting hard to handle because she doesn't seem to understand that we can't meet everyone we see.

Thanks to anyone who can help us with this!

Kim and Cherry X
 

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My advice would be talk to some local trainers or a kennel club for dog obedience, I don't if you have already done that or not but if not, get some professional training or advice, or do some reading and/or order professionally recommended training videos or DVD's, that's all I can say, you may want to join in on other forums specifically for training and obedience, this website has the training area to bring these questions up, good luck.
 

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I agree with Anishinabe. I have 3 practically perfect dogs I can take everywhere and I think a big reason that is so, is the fact we attended dog classes. Gave ME the tools and learning I needed to be on the other end of the leash.

Guess what happens when I get my next puppy. DOG CLASS!
 
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