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Let me start by saying that my dogs are very friendly. They love to play with other dogs and are extremely friendly with all people that they meet. My younger dog has a peculiar behavior whenever he is restrained (leash, car, house, fence) that I cannot figure out. Over time my older one is beginning to pick up this behavior also. I would like to do something about it but my trials have not gotten me anywhere.
You just described one of the most common, yet vexing, dog training behavior problems of our day. Author and trainer educator Jean Donaldson calls it the on-leash cycle of aggression. A lot of dogs have it, and it can be very serious.
- Continue to let your dog play off-leash with other dogs.
- Inter-dog socialization is important for your dog’s entire lifetime.
- Refrain from using prong or choke collars.
- Teach your dog to walk nicely on leash and pay attention to you while walking without pulling on their leash.
- Try using a Gentle Leader Easy Walk Harness if you need immediate relief from pulling.
- Teach your dog to sit and attend to you on walks.
- Reinforce this behavior with special healthful treats.
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