One of my dogs passed a puppy course and a level 1 obedience training. He was a top-notch student. Outside of the confines of class he is a lunatic. On walks, if he sees another dog he barks and lunges insanely. He is not aggressive, but he's a terrier and his desire to meet and play with other dogs looks almost scary. I was just talking to a trainer who said I could start Level 2 classes since he has all the basic skills. However, do you think I'd be better off paying the big bucks and going for private consultation, seeing as how he's never shown his true issues in a classroom setting?Answer Question
Answer by Suzi at 2:42 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by dancer at 2:50 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by little.knickers at 3:04 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by little.knickers at 3:05 PM on May. 7, 2011
What do you do when he barks at other dogs on his walk? With my Mastiff's, it's about getting them their attention, taking thier focus off the other dog. Sometimes that means I stand in front of them and block their view until they calm down. But I always make them sit until they regain themselves, however long that takes.
Now when we walk, if they see another dog and start to 'mumble' as I call it, I just tell them "No"and they don't give it another thought. However, it tooks a couple of months in the beginning to get them to do this.
Answer by SouthernSmyle at 3:09 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by little.knickers at 4:33 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by rinamomof2 at 4:47 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by spottedpony at 6:53 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by spottedpony at 6:57 PM on May. 7, 2011