How do I train my dog not to lunge and growl at other dogs? Some dogs she likes/ignores others she hates.?
How do I train my dog not to lunge and growl at other dogs? Some dogs she likes/ignores others she hates.? A dog adopted me last week and she is wonderful with people of all ages. I live in a small community with lots of dogs and kids. Maisy loves all people, but there are a couple of dogs she will eventually growl at (my friends') and there are two she goes wild with growling and lunging. But there are about a dozen dogs who she could care less about. She is my first dog and I want a dog I can be proud of. I really want to nip this problem in the bud.
A dog adopted me last week and she is wonderful with people of all ages. I live in a small community with lots of dogs and kids. Maisy loves all people, but there are a couple of dogs she will eventually growl at (my friends') and there are two she goes wild with growling and lunging. But there are about a dozen dogs who she could care less about. She is my first dog and I want a dog I can be proud of. I really want to nip this problem in the bud. I use a choke chain (correctly--a short yank and release) but it has no effect.
Use Choke collar to correct it immediately after the unwanted behavior is observed.
Upon the dog launching...just quickly tug the choke collar.. trust me the dog will settle down... and will quickly learn not to lunge
i dont know but thanks for the 2 points
There is a great book called "Click to Calm" which is basically MADE for your problem. I can't remember the author but search Amazon and you will find it. I highly recommend it - it is setup like 'recipes' of exercises to work on your dog. It will also help you identify why your dog is behaving that way - whether it is frustration with the leash, or your own body language that is contributing.
What breed is your dog ???
We have a pit bull that we acquired and to be honest you could not wish for a nicer more pleasant dog UNTIL another dog is involved..............we tried a lot of methods but over the year or so we have had her it has sort of reached an uneasy truce with other dogs...........MOST she will ignore but some as far as she is concerned its on...................I wish I could give you a better solution to this but will be watching the replies with interest.... or it just might be like ours 'one of those things'
Try to get to the root of the problem. Choke collar might not be a long-term solution. You never know if it might get worse because of it.
Do you know his history? There may be a few reasons to this. First, he might have been tied out in his past home and thus he felt he has to defend his territory against other dogs and after years of that, he becomes what he is now. Second, while he is being tied up, he was being bullied by other dogs. Third, simply the frustration of not being able to play with other dogs while he is being tied up becomes a problem after some time. Fourth, he might have dominance issue with some dogs or simply he wasn't introduced properly to the other dogs.
Do not play tug-of-war game with him first of all. Then, try to find a dog from the group he growls at that is mellow, stable in temperament and trustworthy. Try to socialize him with the dog out of your house, somewhere that is not your dog nor the other dog's territory. Start with a distance, get your dog to sit on command. Give treat. Get the other dog to take one step nearer.When your dog lunges and growl, command him to sit. Just be consistent in asking him to sit when the dog SLOWLY draws nearer. When the dog is eventually near but within reach, continue getting your dog to sit. Give treat. You may break down the process in a span of few days to a week but be consistent and train him to sit at home so he can focus on you when he is out. The other dog will eventually get to come near to your dog and your dog will understand that the other dog means no harm. Step by step, dog by dog, he will get pass his past.
=Cute name. We had a guinea pig by that name Maisy ago and she was a wonderful little creature. One of our 3 dogs does that same thing. He is on a lease and I tell him a good strong NO as I tug at the leash and keep walking. As long as you do not over use "No" she should become conditioned. Like you said it is not with every dog. Harley also does this to some people as well. animals sense things about other animals as well as people. I know the behavior is annoying, but she is just looking out for you, and that plus to me outweighs the negative. Enjoy her and respect why she does this.
There's to much posiblities to think of...
You should check on the sex of those dog that she growls at (and the one that she don't), there's a big posiblities that the dog she growls at is a female (the same sex as her), it's about competition, for a swimmer, another swimmer is a rival, so it is for dog, for a male another male is also a rival in dominating teritorries, for a female another female is a rival in mating, having offspirings... kind of weird huh.. but this is how the nature is, it's by instinct...
maybe someone in your home give a bad teaching by spoil her or let her do something that she shouldn't do, Because one mistake could be the cause of another, as an example... You're already dicipline her correctly (You've been Consistance and emphaticly) everytime she grows at another... But, you didn't being consistance and emphatic on other things maybe like about food or something else that she souldn't do, maybe you let her cross some rules that you think not so important, but she will learn that every rules are trespassable...
Hope this information helps you
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