We agreed that working out together was to be saved for when you are more comfortable with the person Hey, only special people get to see us at our sweaty best! Most dogs will get bored and will sit in less than five minutes, but give her time to think about what she was told and to choose to do it. Ignore excited behavior and reward calm behavior until your dog learns that there is no positive reinforcement for overreacting, and that being calm is rewarded with attention and rewards. Hearing about your experience would be really valuable. When all of the usual obstacles were removed, what was laid bare? Her age is critical in-terms of socialization, so I would recommend attending a class and working on her focus on you around distractions at the same time that you work on her obedience around distractions by yourself, to ensure that she receives the socialization she needs at this age. Friendliness will however allow you to bring her with you more places. He made efficient use of our time together and walked away with specific tips, action items, and contacts. Practice touching her gently in different spots and giving a piece of food each time yourself too, so that that practice will be familiar to her and she will learn to like touch a bit more in general.
He pulls, barks, whines, jumps close to 4 feet in the air, and stops paying attention to me. Hello Nikki, It sounds like Desiree is simply over excited about visitors. You just want to control the situation better so that he is not being constantly rewarded with pets and attention for his bad behavior. Your response to that sting, though, is what matters. I would not worry about her becoming too friendly and not protective enough. Have a friend pretend to be a treat tossing stranger at the store and at your front yard.
We are taught at a very young age to not talk to strangers, and then all of a sudden we grow up and have to talk to strangers all day long. Increase the Value of Participation Interview requests are accepted when participation is perceived to be as or more valuable than what the person is doing at the time. Develop your knowledge about your favourite things. The earlier you deal with the aggression, the more likely you will be to overcome it. Expect this to take time, so be patient with him. Practice that until she is relaxed around it, then touch it to her face briefly, and give her a treat every time you do that.
Also if you are out in public and you see a stranger at a distance and he is remains calm, even if the reason is because the person is far away, then reward that calm behavior by softly praising him and offering him a treat. This means that if you and that stranger have a mutual friend, you might be able to look her up on a social networking site. I would encourage the family to practice the feeding with the boyfriend for two weeks if he is willing, if that is the only reason that they are considering re-homing him. German Shepherds are naturally protective dogs, and can be strong willed and will try to lead, if they lack respect for those in charge. Even as a trainer, I attend puppy classes with my own puppy just for the socialization opportunity from being around the other owners and playing with the other puppies. You don't want it to be tight enough for him to feel it while he is standing or sitting nicely, but you want it to catch him as soon as he starts to jump up.
When approaching a stranger, take a deep breath, smile and let your body do the talking. One is all you need to increase your chances of getting the date. When she is used to having her paws touched, then introduce the nail clippers. Get him used to wearing a muzzle by giving him lots of treats every time that he sniffs the muzzle, touches the muzzle, and allows you to place the muzzle on him. Have your volunteer stand a few feet away from him and calmly toss him treats whenever he is being calm, without paying a lot of attention to him.
Besides, a thank you email offers another communication touchpoint with your mentor. Practice this with many different friends until Rispah begins to do better with people. Do not fear rejection Being rejected is the number one fear of the shy person. Unless you live under a rock, you and your dog are going to encounter other people, people your dog doesn't know, and your dog needs to know how to behave when this occurs. Lana was an engineer turned executive coach who approached me for mentoring. Once he learns to react properly to people in public, then get him used to wearing a soft-silicone-basket muzzle and recruit friends that he does not know to practice greeting you and tossing him lots of treats whenever he calms down for a second or stays calm for several seconds. He likely feels the need to control situations but due to his own insecurity and inability to lead properly, which most dogs do not do well with people, he is probably reacting suspiciously toward people and getting defensive to try to control how close other people get to you and generally just to control his own environment.
Walk past your friend without stopping and without saying hi several times, like you did before with the other strangers, until your dog seems relaxed. This also needs to happen frequently, so that he does not forget about the interactions between people. This approach is likely to be the fastest one. Even a dog that does not show overt aggression but gets overexcited is usually reacting from anxiety, which can eventually manifest in aggression. Build up confidence One must build up self-confidence - belief that one is worthy and has positive qualities.
If you think she did not hear the original command or if fifteen or more second have gone by, you can repeat the command once more, but do not repeat the command over and over. It sounds like she has found a great home with you. Ideally this would happen with one hundred different people over the course of two or three months. How do we help her build her confidence in others while not knowing her past Hello Tielle, If she is food motivated I would work on pairing the presence of people with food rewards. Also make him work for everything that he gets.
How do I get her friendly and let her to allow people to pet her. Because Brandon did all three parts of his homework, I was more motivated to help him. If she is not food motivated you can use a favorite toy and a game of tug or fetch as a reward in place of the treats. To teach Smokey self-control work on obedience commands with him. It can strike at any time: at a reading, at a coffee shop, on the subway, on the street.