Zorro13 Posted March 10, 2014 Report Share Posted March 10, 2014 My 6.5 month old BC/Aussie has started getting pretty possessive over thrown balls while at the dog park. If there is a chase and another dog gets it he lashes out no matter the size of the other dog. He's extremely well behaved with them otherwise but is extremely driven to get the ball. I would just stop throwing a ball in the dog park but there is usually someone else throwing one and he goes after that one (His recall is good enough that I can call him off when a ball is thrown but I have to do it every time. I don't want to "use up" good recalls with a lot of requests where he has to make a hard decision between me and a bouncing ball). He stops when I give a loud "Hey!" and so far the scraps have been short lived but I'm afraid he's going to run into a dog who doesn't appreciate how he's acting and really hurt him. This is a really good park that generally has well behaved dogs so it would be a shame if I had to stop taking him, especially since he is the problem. Is this sort of thing just an adolescent phase or is there something I need to do to train it out of him? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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