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Old 11-21-2005, 06:20 PM
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I would be careful about just popping a treat in front of his face when he starts to bark and growl. He might feel rewarded for this behavior, and keep it up. I would see if you can get him to do something constructive first, like sitting, and then give the treat.

Excellent point ... totally escaped me ... thanks for pointing this out. I might have been helping his behavior without noticing. Thanks again
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:43 PM
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Roy, the almost 8-month old devil ... ooops I mean GSD does something that is very strange and I just can't seem to find a way to rectify it.

If he is on the leash and meets another dog, whether walking down the street or at the dog park, he lunges, barks and the hair on the his back stands up. With the same dog, not a particular one but any dog, if Roy is off leash he is very friendly and playful.

It's bothering me because the way he barks and lunges gives the impression that he is aggressive and vicious which he isn't.

How can I stop him from lunging and barking at other dogs?

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The reason he does that is because he knows if he does something wrong he can only go 6ft away. So it's really fear.

Just keep socializing a lot and things will get better. This is a period in his life where a lot of intense socialization is needed.

PM me if you want more advice on how to stop this.
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Old 11-21-2005, 07:37 PM
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The reason he does that is because he knows if he does something wrong he can only go 6ft away. So it's really fear.

Just keep socializing a lot and things will get better. This is a period in his life where a lot of intense socialization is needed.

PM me if you want more advice on how to stop this.
Off Topic -- Rocky has grown so much. That is a lovely picture of him in your siggy.
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