Dog Aggressive Rat Terrier Dachshund

by Jeslynn

My dog Shadow is part Dachshund, Rat Terrier, and, Chihuahua. He is 1 years old and knows sit, stay,, come here, and paw (shake).I walk him around my every day and there is some dogs in fences and he doesn't do anything he just keeps on walking but when there's a dog out of the fence he goes nuts and tries to attack him even if he is at the other dogs house and I just don't know what to do. Please help me I want to be able to bring Shadow around town and walk him with other dogs.

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Jun 30, 2013
Stop Dog Aggression Towards Other Dogs
by: Adam G. Katz

Yes-- you can fix this. It's what we call "dog aggression" (in contrast to handler aggression).

You need to focus on two things:

1. Teach your dog to walk on a loose leash around all distractions. If he's on a loose leash, he cannot be paying attention to you and the other dog at the same time. It's either one or another, and if the leash is loose, then he has to watch you because he cannot FEEL from the tension in the leash, where you are.

2. You'll need to learn how to give a motivational correction, so that he clearly understands that this behavior is unacceptable. If he already knows that it's unacceptable, then the issue is that your correction is not firm enough, or you're not using the proper training collar (or it isn't fitted correctly!)

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