pitbullmamaliz wrote:And just a reminder - if your dog is normally NOT a shark, or if you get it trained out of him so he isn't anymore, if he returns to sharkiness it probably means he's over-threshold and you need to reassess your environment to see what's stressing him out.
Yup...and sometimes it's GOOD stress, meaning that they're just excited about something...so it's not always a BAD thing that they're stressed about. But you still need to figure out what it is, and adjust your training and treating.
But yeah, I have a friend that has dogs with titles in flyball, agility, rally, obedience, herding, etc...and the dogs can't take a
treat without taking your fingers. She just never taught them that. Drives me up the wall.
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"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw