• Michael D’Abruzzo

    September 5, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    It definitely sounds fear related if it seems to be toward MOST dogs she doesn’t know even puppies with no rhyme or reason to it. Especially if she is great with all the other female dogs she lives with.

    For a plan I would first troubleshoot the 5th layer of the Foundation System “pack structure”. If you are not relating to her in a passive way that it is your job to do the worrying and protecting you will just be fighting mother nature by trying to correct the behavior.

    Then get her used to a muzzle and work toward phase 3 obedience in THIS style. With good communication, warnings, and reward. As well as gentle discipline. (this will not work without the right relationship building).

    After, that point it will be a lot easier to revisit problem situations with correct leadership, control, and a muzzle for safety. At that point we can start working on desensitizing (located at the top since it works best with this other stuff in place).

    It is not a quick fix, but with patience we can help you work through to your goals. But, you have to trust the “triangle” and no how to use it. It will make it easier to troubleshoot.

    Here’s a video I posted on youtube that helps with the muzzle. Or go to the blog post here to find out where to get the good ones:http://selfhelpdogtraining.com/wordpress/?p=198

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