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A Practical Guide To Socialize a Dog – The Correct Way
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They walk ok together on leash but in the house they are at each other. I need help. Thank you. As a canine trainer and behavioral consultant I applaud your advice on meet and greet. When owners just let their dogs go in dog parks and hope for the best, I cringe. I have seen too many unnecessary behaviors come of it. I wish they would put a little notice on the entrance that states, fearful and or aggressive dogs can get treated unfairly or get hurt by other dogs if not acting social….
We have a new puppy that at first seemed timid but has definitely become more confident.
mail.wegoup777.online/map119.php We have 2 older dogs 2 yrs older than the puppy. The boys have been great with him, vet patient. But he will nip at bite at their faces, legs and chest with no provocation. The one older dog will try to get away, but never retaliate. The other one will snap back at him but nothing overt. It seems to startle the puppy but not phase him.
Is there something else I can be doing? Not giving her any treats or toys would solve the problem of course, but there has to be a better way.
I have a rescue puppy. She has learned so many aggressive manners from my older 10 yr old mix Pitt.. This advice is fantastic!! One technique I use is to step on his leash. I leave just enough room for him to sit next to me when he exhibits unwanted manners or when he becomes overstimulated.
I wait until he is calm before I take my foot off of the leash. It has worked for us, you might want to give it a try. My boy is a gentle giant and has always been very social loves other dogs and humans but just before christmas last year he was on the lead and so was his friend, but she just went for him and he came and stood behind me then they both moved towards each other again and he sensed that she was giong to have another go at him so he had a little go at her showing that he was not scared I believe and then just came and stood behind me again.
She has just taken a dislike to him on or off lead. He knows to keep his distance with her. I try to calm him first by making him sit for the other dog to approach, I have found that by keeping him on a looser leash he has that space to move away and say hi slowly, but often he wants to pull to get to the other dog to say hi.
I know he sences my tension as obviously I dont want him biting others. How do I sort this out please? I try my hardest not to show stress. I firmly believe that only another dog can tell a dog how they feel. Goodboy means I love him. I can get him to do most anything when I say Goodboy. Treats help. I give him Denta Sticks, or something healthy. I adore my Sillie. I am so happy to hear, that even you as a trainer has a dog that is not social,but soo agree with still being well behaved around other dogs, my dog is ok with dogs he knew since he was a puppy, but does not like to be around other dogs, that said my do doe a lot of activities where he can perform by himself, while the next dog awaits his turn in a crate agility, scentwork, treibball,and rally.
I have 2 brothers, pitbull terrier mix, 10 months old. Should I introduce them together, or one at a time? This is wonderful…for dogs and for parents of children.
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I love this example of not putting your beloved— dog or child—in a threatening situation. Accepting and appreciating them as they are. But also taking the time to teach and model good enotional regulation and social effectiveness skills. And i love your insistence to keep them on a leash or in your arms. Children and dogs deserve safety and comfort. My dog chases cars. He recently was run over and has endured four surgeries with one more to go. Is it too late to stop him from chasing cars?
Great tips! The other, not so much. With lots of patience he is slowly learning.
And today was a good example of how he is learning. Mine was a good boy, he got up, went behind me and laid down in the corner behind me. Fortunately, the groomer stepped in and took mine right to the back and said very pointedly that all dogs are not so social. Thanks again for the good lessons! All dogs are just like people with the same personality and the quirks….
And between A and B there is A to Z on types and personality…. Had dogs all my life, now a 6 years old Dachshund, good in everything except when she sees another dog, it is embarrassing, l cannot interact with another dog owner. I have a rescuer Border Collie with abuse issues, that said, she is afraid of dogs that are bigger then her. It has taken her 9 mo. Otherwise, I never leave them together.
My dog is 20lbs. My guess is that with the little dogs they are fighting for the alpha position. But she did spend the 3 years before in foster homes and was abused by a man in at least one of these homes and still gets startled easily. What can I do to help her get along with dogs her own size? I have a 1 yr old rescue. He is a lab mix.
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He gets along fine with my other dog but shows aggression towards other dogs that walk by when we are out in the yard. Is it too late to try to socialize him with a socialized dog? He does have possession aggression also so I have to be very careful when giving him bully sticks or treats like that.
He has to be on a leash then when the treat gets to be too small we are working on getting him to leave it.