behavior problem with 7-month german shepherd

  • behavior problem with 7-month german shepherd

     Takoda updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
  • alex

    Member
    November 18, 2021 at 11:03 AM

    Hi,

    I have a 7-month german shepherd with a behavior problem with another dog.

    she’s seeing other dogs she plays with them and everything’s fine, but if I come with my kids She’s trying to protect them and Trying to bite dogs she knows.

    how I can stop this behavior?

  • Ed (RoninDog)

    Member
    November 18, 2021 at 12:46 PM

    Is it just the presence of the kids or are the kids moving around, making noises, or something. Just trying to figure out if the kids are raising the excitement/prey drive. if that is the case, one thought is not to have those 3 elements together (dog + other dogs + kids) until the dog is more mature and has more self control. I would ask the question to Robert in the AMA. I only seen protection increase over things that the dog is already suspicious of. But I only have had experience with my own dogs.

  • alex

    Member
    November 19, 2021 at 12:10 PM

    The kids just sit on the bench and do nothing and she trying to protect them

  • Takoda

    Member
    November 19, 2021 at 1:17 PM

    What I would try is get one of the dogs that she plays with and you know is a balanced dog and start from there. I would have your dog at a distance but close enough to observe and have your kids show affection towards the other dog then return to your dog then back again. (the other dog is on a leash) When they go back I would decrease the distance. Watch a vid on leash reactivity on how to begin to decrease the distance. She will probably do better with just one dog. Type in leash reactivity. There is one with I think is a GS Dakota, which is very good.

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