Join Date: Jun 2012
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lIve just experienced what you described with mine. Its rare, but she decides, based on what? that THIS leashed dog, is a threat. And arcs up.
Its hard to train a behaviour, when you struggle to 'capture' it.
twice a week, she has worked around, amongst, over, under other dogs at training club. and nothing. We will see 50 walkers, no reactivity, 51st comes along and she hates it.
This morning, was a jack russell, on leash, with owner. Its 5.30am, its gonna be 48 degrees today, we are out before sun up, for some exercise.
and nowt unusual for us in summer.
Lady clearly had similar thoughts.
There were 2 dogs, reacting badly, 40 foot from her. I cant go to my left, i cant go right. So i stop, and ask her to step back to allow me to pass. (if i can get juice under control. I tether eddie, who is trying to get in the lake to our right as its already 28 degrees. And, he doesnt want any trouble, so avoiding.
Whilst juice is barking (big girl bark) and lungeing at JRT, she moves towards us. Being friendly i am sure. I put my hand up, and say STOP, my dog is not friendly (bloody obvious id of thought) and she's still walking away. I have to quickly untie eddie, and go back the way i came, and around other side of lake, another 2k walk.
Safety first. For me anyhow, i dont bounce these days so well.
Have the right equipment. And you've been shown, your previous tack was inadequate. I had a pinch on juice, but leash not attached (my bad) to it, just to flat collar.
So i'll be ensuring she's connected to her adequate equipment next time.
I managed my situation, by working her on a tug i had, away from JRT dog. Out comes tug, JRT disappears from her attention.
I had 2 dogs to control, impossible to work 2 pups for me currently, but we are working on it.
Eddie, is amped up from her reactivity, and has decided, ducks on the water = prey for the 1st time. He's been working around ducks for 8 weeks fine (on land). Not this morning.
I was also struggling to keep a foot hold, as in mud on edge of lake. So i have made note of that.
My club has an open day, where strangers can come, and see dogs being IPO trained, she's going to have some exposure there, in her down time. And i'll be able to get help on it.
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