Marinepits wrote:Katy will be all wiggle-butt and silly when people are petting her, but if they stop petting her she'll bark at them until they start petting her again. If Katy finds someone questionable, she won't let them pet her at all -- she'll deliberately move away.
Is Kinzyl still happy/excited when she lowers her head and barks? Or does her head go low, she goes still, then she barks?
SisMorphine wrote:This way prior to her barking you have control of her head and you can divert her focus onto you. The theory is that you are showing her that you are in charge of the situation, she doesn't need to react, you make all decisions.
Now this really does depend on the dog and the situation, which is why it's always best to find a trainer in your area that can help you personally. But the longer she is allowed to successfully practice this behavior, the longer it will take to fix it.
Malli wrote:Oscar and I did a little of option A and B
We had a few people sit sideways to him and feed him treats that he was unsure about, and I taught him a new "look in my eyes" command, so when I saw him looking uncertain I could give him that command, and then if he barked and/or looked I could tell him off in a clear cut manner, without him associating it with the person.
airwalk wrote:On the other hand, something to consider, is she only doing this with very specific people, not just something like all men or all men with hats...sometimes I think dogs have much better instincts about people than we do. She may have a handful of men she just plain doesn't like.
And that is OK, right?????? I don't like all people but should I expect her to. I guess she should at least be polite. She suckers them in with her waggly butt and happy dance then she gets them petting her then barks.
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