My male boxer is eleven years old, loves people. I am his third owner, having adopted him 2 1/2 years ago.
Although he is obedient in the house, except for temporary overboard excitement when guests come into the house, when I take him out on a leash he is difficult to control. Inside the house he willingly enters his crate on command. I use this only as a temporary measure when his boisterousness can't be tolerated.
I do not walk him on the street, as we live in rural Alaska and the going is difficult during the winter. When we go to the vet he lunges at the other dogs and barks and snarls. I realize that this is my fault, as not only am I in my 80's but also I broke a hip just before adopting him. I have not been able to walk him enough for appropriate training. This has not mattered until now, as I have a huge fenced yard. However, I am planning to move to a suburban Pennsylvania area, and realize that something needs to be done quickly.
The personal trainer who came to the house was not a success, pinched at Spike's loin area to get his attention. It was an unpleasant session. I need some training tips that can be used IN the house during these dark and icy months. Please give me some advice.