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by Mary edith
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog guarding
Replies: 14
Views: 3600

Re: Rescue dog guarding

Thanks Nettle, What you do think about crate training ? I didn't consider it because I thought it would remind him of the shelter. But last night he was terrified of the noises outside. We live on a busy street and Saturday always has people shouting and car doors slamming. This morning I borrowed m...
by Mary edith
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog guarding
Replies: 14
Views: 3600

Re: Rescue dog guarding

Thanks Judy,

He really is cross around other dogs, I live in town and it impossible to avoid seeing other dogs on our walks even at 7am. Sometimes we are taken unawares and it's hard to distract him, but I will keep trying !
by Mary edith
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Biting feet
Replies: 0
Views: 1384

Biting feet

My new rescue dog is biting my feet and my husbands when we walk past him. Luckily we are wearing shoes but he really growls and snarls. He seems to be chasing them, he will stop if we say 'no biting' firmly but I would like prevent it from escalating.
by Mary edith
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog guarding
Replies: 14
Views: 3600

Re: Rescue dog guarding

Does anyone have any advice for socialising a dog who barks and snaps at some people and other dogs. Don't want to stress him but don't want to avoid the issue. Is it best to try letting him see people and dogs from a safe distance ?
by Mary edith
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog guarding
Replies: 14
Views: 3600

Re: Rescue dog guarding

Thanks Nettle, We have decided no touching from new people until he is more comfortable with us. He is still very nervous even with people walking past the house, so I want to reassure him no one is a threat. He was picked up a lot in the shelter, they carried him about so he isn't too nervous if we...
by Mary edith
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog guarding
Replies: 14
Views: 3600

Re: Rescue dog guarding

Thanks Judy, We have been very careful to share the attention he gets. My husband works from home so he spends more time with him alone. They are getting along well, we walk him together and he sleeps with us. He would sit with me in the evenings but I don't always let him sit on my knee. He is stil...
by Mary edith
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog guarding
Replies: 14
Views: 3600

Re: Rescue dog guarding

Sorry yes stroke, autocorrect strikes again !
by Mary edith
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Dog Training Advice
Topic: Rescue dog guarding
Replies: 14
Views: 3600

Rescue dog guarding

Hi everyone, I am new here, I have justed adopted a rescue Yorkie. He is 6 and neutered, we don't know his history but the rescue centre did say he can be snappy. I think he does it out of fear especially around new people. My husband works from home so he spends most of the daytime with him. He lik...