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Old 02-27-2009, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Problems on leash

Trippy is extremely docile when just walking around. He has gotten out a couple of times without his leash, and has been very sociable even with strangers (people). However, if I or my fiance have him on the leash he barks at nearly everyone. We have been working with a trainer, but I find it hard to work with him on the leash in public as people get freaked out if he starts barking at them. He has never bitten anyone, but why would he be so different when on a leash? He was the same way when I would restrain him by his collar when opening the front door to keep him from running out. He is a 3-4 year old rescue that I got from a neglectful, abusive owner. Any suggestions or insight into this behavior?
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Some dogs have a leash aggression. I'm not sure what causes it I think it has something to do with the tension that comes down the leash and pulling in to the neck. Not sure about that so don't quote me on it.

I have heard that if you make your dog sit and practice the "watch me" game with them you can over come this hurdle. Everytime your dog starts to show the signs that he is going to start barking and acting like a nut put him in a sit stay. Have him focus on you. Be libral with praise and treats when he is doing what you want him to do. Once the object of his obbesion has passed then move on until it happens again. I read that if you make the dog quickly walk on when they are acting unbecoming you are re-enforcing that behavior. I think that makes since I wan t my dog to behave so I make them behave and praise and then move on. Hope this helps.



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Old 02-27-2009, 02:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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The sit stay when he misbehaves on the leash is actually what I have been doing with him. I don't want to give the impression that the object he is fixated on is a legitimate threat. I was thinking that when he is restrained he is more on the defensive? I will keep working on the sit stay on the leash. Ever since I got him to reliably sit and stay while the front door is opened, he never barks at anyone when they come in. When I held his collar though he would even bark at people he knew... I guess it could be physical rather than psychological though.
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have you tryed a harness? another idea.

and when you say restrained, you mean you are holding him back the hole time. He should be restraining himself, with you only giving a correction.

If you stay there holding him back, its making it worse. Also your leash correction, yank straight up in the air, not backwards like most people do, this causes the reaction you dont want.

You can also try an e-collar, i love mine, and it makes for an awesome correction.

Dog barks, you say No, once and only once, he back again, and corrections.

e-collar are also not just for zapping, they have tones, and vibrates that, to be honest, work better than the tick(electric correction).

Also, if your correction has not made any affect after 3 times correcting with the same method, it is time to switch. He knows what your saying and now knows he can get away with it.

Change your corrections up. Use your hands and feet, dont kick or punch, but let him know your there, and on his ass.

Second, do you have a friend, that your dog doesnt know but, they arnt afraid.

Get them to help. Walk at them, if your dog barks, immediatly turn your back and let that person walk up, and walk with you.

You have to show your dog that people mean no harm, and that he/she can trust your lead.

That dogs had an unknown life being rescue.

best of luck, dont get frustrated or upset, it will just make your dog react more towards what you dont want.
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sounds like hes just protective of yall, does he bark when yall are outside with him and other ppl are around? i think the get a friend who he doesnt know is a good idea, and unless hes barking like hes guna attack, i wouldnt hold his collar when ppl are coming in. just my opinions tho!
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I would use a simple correction with the leash. When he's doing something wrong, "pop" the leash. Don't pull on it, but pop it in a fast motion. You don't have to put strength in it. It will catch his attention and he will stop. After x amount of times doing these, he will associate that with what he's doing and he should stop. Hopefully this can help(?).
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the suggestions! We have him on a leash with a partial choker chain (half collar and half chain). It's 50/50 whether this gets his attention or not. Sometimes he stops immediately and looks up at us. Other times he just pulls harder. We don't drag backwards on his leash, but rather give a quick jerk to slide the chain taut and release quickly. I might look into the e-collar though and give it a try.
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I would use the e-collar as a last resort. It sounds like you are on the right path of training and I would contintue to do what you are doing but add "watch me". Don't let him fixate on anything else but you be it with praise or treats. If you are haveing success at the front door you will eventually have success on walks too.



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