Possible Husky shepherd cross.

by Donna
(Copperopolis CA USA)

Whip is 4 years old. Rescue. Was told he was border collie, don't see it in anyway, but that is ok.

He is not a bit aggressive with other dogs or animals, does not even chase the cats, or chicken.

Problem is when someone comes onto my place, even if he has met them before, he starts barking and working around behind them. He even sometimes comes up and bumps them from behind if given the opportunity.

If I am outside he will stay closer to me and eventually settle down and let workman be. But I am concerned that this might escalate to biting. As it is it makes people very nervous. I can get a leash on him after a bit.
He acts like it is more a fear issue. That concerns me, because in my experience a frightened animal is more dangerous to others and themselves.

I am going have to go to the hospital soon and need to have someone take care of my dogs over night. I don't want anything to happen.

Not sure what tactics to try. He is a loving dog with me and given enough time will approach strangers. Unfortunately most people try to go to him too soon.

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Mar 03, 2018
Nothing In Life Is Free
by: Adam G. Katz

Employ the "Nothing In Life Is Free" approach, so that your dog starts to view you as the "pack leader." If your dog doesn't see you as the leader, then your corrections will be meaningless. So, if you're doing subtle things (inadvertently) to undermine your leadership role around the house-- it will be counter-productive.

All the best,

Adam G. Katz is the author of, "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer!" -- which you can find at DogProblems.com.

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