|Barked: Mon Aug 25, '14 9:24pm PST |
So my baby sister Zoe (a mutt, maybe some sort of GSD/Beagle/Doberman mix) is a wee bit leash reactive--barks at bikes, motorcycles, strange men, etc.
My Mom thinks a lot of it is due to her age (Zoe's only a year) and she's still very excited by a lot of things, and she gets frustrated easily. We've been taking treats out on walks, and Mom will tell Zoe to "leave (insert object or person here)" which does help a bit, and when Zoe's calm, she gets a yummy treat.
She also thinks at times Zoe's being protective--my little sister isn't thrilled when strange men walk by, she's got a great "glare of doom" going on, hah!
However, sometimes despite the treats, Zoe will still act up on occasion. It's getting better, and my Mom makes sure to give us both a lot of mental and physical exercise, but has anyone else has this problem, and if so, can you recommend any good tips?
Hopefully, the dog park near us will open soon, Mom and I think once Zoe's able to wrestle with the big dogs she'll be calm, because after a good rough housing session with our buddy Jack, she's a perfect little angel, haha. Word on the street is that the park will open November 2014, but we're all hoping it'll be sooner!
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