|Barked: Wed Oct 3, '12 1:28pm PST |
|I have a truly reactive dog and one who simply doesn't like other dogs.
I have found with Shadow (reactive) if I give her something to do before she fixates, she will ignore stressors. For example when I see the dogs approaching our fence I tell her to tunnel, or get the frisbee, or weave. I can still see the agitation but she is focused on what she is doing.
Sabi does NOT like strange dogs and will happily stay in her own space but gets nasty if her space is invaded. I HATE people who cheerfully tell me 'he's friendly' while Sabi is trying to eat their dog. She's NOT!
I would be having a chat with your instuctor. It is unbelievably rude to be allowing a dog to wander about harassing other dogs. You paid the same money as everyone else and you are entitled to the same respect.
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