Wish Posted January 10, 2013 Report Share Posted January 10, 2013 I've had my rescue BC mix for 2 years. I've been training dogs for years both to herd and obedience but Wish has completely stumped me. Whenever she is on a leash or in my car and she sees another dog she barks like crazy, lunges and pulls. I've seen her do it both defensively and playfully. I've tried all sorts of techniques to try to get it to stop. It is the one thing that is keeping her from her AKC Canine Good Citizen and being able to come to work with me. Background: according to the Humane Society I adopted her from she was attacked on a leash as a pup (don't know how accurate that is). She is incredibly friendly off leash and is the queen of both doggy day care and the dog park. The only time she barks there is when a new dog joins the group and doesn't start playing immediately. I'm just looking for addition techniques to try. So far I've done: Redirection Behavioral Adjustment (taking her away/bringing her back) Walking her with another trainer and running away from her whenever she barks (she's super attached) Desensitization Trust building exercises I'm really getting frustrated. I want to be able to do agility, obedience, even herding with her but I cannot bring her anywhere around other dogs where she is going to be on a leash. Just the walk to bring her to/from doggy day camp is tiring because she does that for every single dog she sees. I've been working with two collegues of mine who have been working as obedience trainers for 6 and 12 years and we've exhausted our combined 25 years of experience trying to figure this out. PLEASE HELP! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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