My dog is very protective, a fact that I have been aware of. Here's the problem, though: We have certain people that are over regularly, and he is comfortable with those people and he doesn't bark or anything at them. Then, we have people that are rarely around, for example, the once a yr pest control man. He will go after the people he doesn't know. Today, the pest control guy was here, I had the dog on the leash, wrapped around my wrist, two hands on it, dog between my legs, practically sitting on him, and he still tried to get to the guy. I need to figure out how to train him to be able to, like give him a command word where he will not try to go after someone that is a stranger to him but is ok to be here. Can anyone give me suggestions on how to do this? The problem I have with figuring it out is that the rare people are so rare I don't really have any opportunities to try to teach him when they are around.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Pets
Your dog is already protective when a stranger comes around. Now you need to teach him a command that he will know to back off when you say it is ok. Pick a word that you can remember.Then if he knows other commands , like sit, or stay or down, start with those commands until he knows them really well. Use a heal command to put him in when someones comes. That puts him right next to you, for protection, unless you need him to be protective. He will know if this person is a threat to you or a delivery person . Use a stranger friend to test his obedience. Meet the mailman when he delivers the mail and put your dog in a heal,sit,stay command. If he can do that you have it made. I make my dogs (wait command) before going outside. If someone is out their , They don't go out. Set boundaries for you pet. Teach them knowledge to live by. Good luck and happy training.
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