|Barked: Fri Oct 9, '09 1:02pm PST |
|Sounds to me like it is either she is protective of her human or quite possibly has some fear-based agression issues (gotta get them before they can get me...). We have had to deal with a multitude of agression issues in our household from some of our fosters and our own dog sig, who was extremely dog agressive. His issues are all fear based, but through a training program called Ruff Love and practicing NILF (nothing in life free) and most importantly a crate and rotate schedule.
i dont know how severe your dogs case is but the only way to fix it is to train train train. If he is protecting you, and most people dont realize this, its because you are his property and wants to make it known he is not going to give it up, not because he wants to keep you from harms way.
Never console a dog who is focused negatively. the second that he is about to do something you do not approve of redirect his attention to you and when he focusses on you give him lots of praise. If he wont listen calmly remove him from the situation.
i suggest you find out more about Nilf and start working right away cuz remember that you have a breed that people automatically blame and condemn if something happens. agression is serious stuff.
Paul Cipar II
-proud 'dog owner' not 'pet owner'
-teach behaviors not tricks
-there are no bad dogs only bad owners
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