Walking together with friend and her dog

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Walking together with friend and her dog

Post by rekaeszter » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:54 am

I am looking for advice about walking your dog with a friend and their dog (two dogs, with two separate owners). My friend's dog (Roscoe) and my dog (Bob) are besties and we live really close so we walk them together often. On their own they are pretty manageable (not the best behaved, but definitely not bad) dogs. Bob is reactive to cats (there literally thousands of them on the streets), Roscoe is reactive to dogs - but when they are together they are reactive to EVERYTHING: cats, dogs, kids, birds and even people walking by us. Even though separately we have worked on the reactivity and they are doing okay, they have learned each others triggers and they are pulling each others into a barking and lunching match. Do you have any suggestions on how to handle it? Thanks in advance

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Re: Walking together with friend and her dog

Post by Chucklevision » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:08 pm

I would probably not walk them together to be honest. It sounds stressful for them.

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