(not a former english speaker here, I'll try my best!)
I work at an animal shelter. And Im currently caring for Bobba, a young American Staff (1,5 yo).
He's there because he doesnt get along with other dogs at all. So he's staying in a cage (relatively large with an exterior part, as big as a sleeping room) all day. Every day at 4pm I take him for a walk.
As the title says, he's really sweet and kind, but he has a lot of energy. So everytime I'm in his cage, he has one thing in the head : going for a walk. So he juste jumps everywhere, cries, etc etc. And no way to stop him.
So while I'm on the cage, I'm not really confident, and I can't trust him because of this, I feel like he's
unpredictable and that he could bite me anytime.
This is my first question : What can I do to calm him in his cage? What sort of training could I do? (while walking or on a garden) He scares me a little bit, but he scares the visitors too, so nobody want to adopt him.. Even if he's a really sweet dog that has never done anything to a human.
While we walk, I'm kinda stressed because I'm scared of walking past other dogs. Bobba doesnt seem to love dogs at all, so everytime we walk past a dog (from the shelter) he just runs to the other dog pulling as much as he can. He's young but already have a lot of muscles, so its hard for me to handle him. SO when he sees an other dog, he pulls, bark, cries etc.
What can I do as a training for him to listen to me and stay close to me?
I know my questions are a bit vague, but I really want to be confident about him and him to be adopted !
Thanks a lot for your answers !