Jun 27, 2006, 7:29 PM
Post #45 of 46
Re: [SeanYoung] Help My GSD or Rather Help Me
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1. He is dog aggresive , I think. Everytime i take him for walk, if he sees a dog, he will pull and jump and drag me to the dog. I fell down and injured last week due to this action. I keep yelling, "NO" but to no effects. He just ignore me. Then I use the leash to snap him a bit. It doesnt' work at all. What should I do? Sometimes, I get my friends to bring his dog to stay in front of my gate, their dog just quitely sit. But my GSD, like want to rush and jump on that dog. I don't think he wants to kill them but rather play. Sean, From your description, it is not dog aggressive. He is just being a puppy that he is. These can be solved by more socialisation and OB training and if you go through the process the behaviour will be solved by the time he reaches 14-15 months. I had also noticed the advice of using prongs and also choke chains. While I do have my own reasons for preference I would not ask you to use either of them. Remember that these are training tools and should be used correctly to train and condition a dog. It is like if you wants to buy a Ferarri you have to first be trained on how to handle a Ferrari before they will sell you one. Choke Chain in the hands of one who knows how to use it is effective. In the hands of one who doesnt know how to use it is next to "useless" and even life threatening. The same goes for Prongs. In prongs, I would grade it as less life threatening but more of a danger to wrong understanding from the dog resulting from wrong correction. I would advice you to seek out the nearest OB school and learn how to read your dog. Most importantly let your dog teach you how to handle him. Then these tool can come in really effective. Before that, use them wrongly now at best it is useless and at worse it becomes a life taker. Cheers.
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Make sure my shepherd dog remains a working dog, for I have struggled all my life long for that aim ."
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