(Closed) Advice for dog agressive to other dogs on leash

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

Part of the problem can be solved by using the right tools.  The leash/collar combo you are using right now isn’t working.  I’d recommend getting a biting chain collar (not a choke chain, which is used for training, not walks).  Or maybe try a Halti, and attach the leash to both the Halti and his collar.  Also maybe you need a leash that won’t burn or cut into your hand when he pulls like this one.  You may also consider buying a muzzle to put on your dog while you are training him so that you don’t have to worry if you let go of the leash.  I do not recommend a shock collar unless you use it WHILE working with a professional trainer.  Also do not use harnesses.  It gives your dog more power to pull you over.

Petsmart offers private training with trainers.  I would recommend at least four private lessons with them.  They can really help you retrain your dog.  Their methods use positive reinforcement and praise/treat training.  Our dog responded very well to it.  We are still working with him, it’s a long process, requires a lot of patience.  Boundary aggression isn’t YOUR failt, it simply is.  So don’t blame yourself!

Post # 5
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i swear by the gentle leader! my lab was crazy on a leash too and shes almost 80 lbs so very hard to control. out trainer recommended this and it has worked like a charm. it goes around their muzzle and behind their head kind of like a horse harness but without a bite block. anyways it keeps them from pulling and lunging 🙂 here she is with it on, shes such a good walker now.


Post # 7
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Have you ever watched the show, “Its me or the dog”?  She has some great tips on how to get a dog better at this.  Sorry i can’t remember them but I think it shows on animal planet.  

Post # 8
11105 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Has he been done (neutred)?

I have the same problem with our rhodesian ridgebacks, the halti does prevent them from pulling me, otherwise they’d have me over on my feet. But, they do lunge and bark at other dogs. We’re getting them neutred to calm them down.

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