10-11-2017, 12:56 PM
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Doodles "chill?" HAHAHA, I've met some "chill" ones, but most of them are older, like 5+ years. Most of the doodles I've met have taken a couple of years to "calm down," similar to the labs and goldens they're bred from. I'd say based on all of the doodles I know, as well as their purebred predecessors, their energy level tends to range from medium- high. A few are low, but as I said, they're usually the older ones. Another thing is, do you really want a big dog picking up bad behaviors from the older one? That's going to be even harder to control!
I'm not sure what you mean by "dominant" or why you think this will help. Your dog sounds very reactive, probably based in anxiety or fear and exacerbated by by the bark collars used on her. Think about it, if she's barking at a stranger because she's scared, anxious, or uncomfortable, and then she gets shocked, and only when a stranger is around, she is going to associate the shocks with the stranger and have even more reason to fear them.
At this point I would highly recommend consulting with a professional trainer- there are a few things going on with her including reactivity/fear towards people, aggression towards dogs, and general manners and obedience that need to be worked on, and it just sounds like you're going to need help. There is plenty of information online, in videos, and in books but it sounds like you need someone experienced helping out and teaching you how to work with this dog.