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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Punkkitty, May 21, 2010.

  1. Punkkitty

    Punkkitty PetForums Newbie

    May 20, 2010
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    ok so i made a thread yesterday explaning the situation for me and my boy.

    so im starting behaviour classes next week, a friend does dog training and shes agreed to take me to the classes.

    for those who dont know whats going on-

    my german shepherd takes a disliking to certain people, we have NO idea why. he gets on with most but its a selective few, the majority being male... the only woman he jumped at was a jogger, when i walked him past her though he did nothing so we might have sorted that as he hasnt done it since.

    we have blokes in the house, my dad, bother and my bf and he is fine with them and most of our male friends.

    so now i need the advice.. has anyone had this problem and solved it?
    i want him at the point where he wont even look at people the wrong way? i dont want this worry anymore.

    nothing is a trigger, he just does it.

    also, whats a good way to stop him being to protective of the house? people are scared to come in?

  2. Sam1309

    Sam1309 PetForums VIP

    May 18, 2010
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    strange question

    are these people wearing hats? have dark hair, flourecent jackets?

    my mums GSD cross hates flouresent jackets and hates, and crash helmets. he went for my dad the other day in his bike gear, and when my dad took his crash helmet off te look of "oh f**k that was daddy" was utterly priceless.

    some dogs just don't liek certain things
  3. Bearpaw

    Bearpaw PetForums VIP

    Dec 10, 2009
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    Well no one can say you arent willing to improve things.You are going to classes and trying to get to the root of the problem,so well done you for not giving up!
    Enjoy the training classes,ask lots of questions and see if they can offer you some help with this.
    Myabe Walk your dog on a halti,as this will give you more control,and only off lead where you can really trust him.
    Try get a mate to keep knocking on the door,have your dog sit and when he is calm reward him with a treat,do this as many times as you can until it becomes really boring!!! When your friends enter the house tell them to ignore him until calm ,then reward him again.
    I know it sounds daft but have you any friend with really sound well trained dogs? maybe go walking with them,as your dog will take note of how the other dog behaves and if its not fussed by things,hopefully he wont be so anxious.
    If you really want to push it,lol,maybe ask your neighbour to come for a walk with you too,if you can get past this ,then maybe they will see hes not a bad dog,just needs a little extra help right now.I know this wont work with some neighbours but you never know lol!
  4. sketch

    sketch PetForums VIP

    Sep 19, 2009
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    HOw much stimulation is this pup having daily, what is he fed on, how long has this been going on ?
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