al8dan Posted August 17, 2006 Report Share Posted August 17, 2006 Our Freeway is usually very good with other dogs. I take him to work where he has a group of at least 10 dogs he plays with on a regular basis.(Not all in one day but over the week he is exposed to 10 or more different dogs). He is doing a good citizens class where he know a few of the dogs from puppy classes. This week he got nasty with a Rottweiler pup who he had played with in puppy class. It wasn't vicious and he was doing a growling yippy thing as he did it. Also a large German Shepherd pup 8 months and HUGE....was the object of his bad mood. They were playing fine and I was throwing a ball..the GSD took the ball and Freeway was doing the growly yipping and trying to bite this dogs neck. The GSD is a big clumsy oaf...and Freeway is often stood upon by this pup. However he has never acted this way before. Freeway is also spending more of his time during class with his nose to the floor and ignoring me...outside of class he is great. Freeway has a nervous disposition and we have been working on that. It has been suggested he is starting t get spoiled and the instructor of the class said possibly he was guarding me from the Rottie pup and same with the GSD pup. He sleeps in a crate sometimes in my room sometimes in the living room. If I am upstairs watching TV he comes on the bed with me. A side note I have been possibly offered a spot on the agility team for work and need ideas of getting him to be unconcerned about other people or dogs when going to events. He comes to work so he is exposed to plenty of people and dogs so I am not sure how to proceed if he is still showing fear. I dont ming him being stand offish....but he is also going to be doing obedience and part of the exercise will be the judge touching him and at this point in time he will bark and growl at strangers... He is very food oriented....and will take food from people....then continue his barking. Our boos who has invited us to partake may withdraw the offer if he cant control himself. Thanks for ideas. Julie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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