• Sharon Blakeney-McDonald Blakeney-McDonald

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    June 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm
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    My GSD Tazer  wasn’t socialise properly neither because when I brought him 9 years ago as a 8 week old pup I was unaware of how I should have been raising him. I also have the problem where Tazer doesn’t like to be petted by strangers and he becomes defence with them by barking and snapping. I have use a vest with the saying “Do not pat – dog in training” but I have found when he wears his muzzle that definitely works at stopping people from doing so. Tazer as always been wary of strangers and I’ve only now came across a dog trainer/decoy that knows how to help me to control him. We are first going to work on desensitizing him to people before any further protection work is done with him.

    I have heard of a method where food or a ball is withheld from a dog where it barks out of anticipation of receiving that can be successful to teach the dog a bark command.