Barking whilst walking

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mabelscruff
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Barking whilst walking

Post by mabelscruff » 09 Oct 2006, 11:17

Hi everyone
I have just started walking Mabel and have found that she barks at every person who walks by and at every dog. She ignores cars, bikes etc. I just wondered if any one else has experienced this problem as i really want to nip it in the bud before it becomes a major issue. I am quite an inexperienced dog owner i suppose but obviously i am gaining experience as each day goes by. I start training classes in 3 weeks but i'm worried that i may try to solve this problem the wrong way and do more damage than good.
This forum has been marvellous over the last few weeks, i have learnt a great deal and it is always comforting to know that other people have similar concerns. Thank you,X
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Post by Guest » 09 Oct 2006, 20:09

While there are very good and valid methods of training this out of her, there may be a simple way. Do you happen to know someone with an older sensible dog who would join you from home and walk a short distance with you and Mabel? You may find that this does the two tricks of socialising her with a nice dog and having an older dog who will show how to behave. swap leads from time to time with the doggy friend and make the walk not long but interestig, asking for short sits from time to time which will earn a nice little treat for both dogs. Most doggy people with well behaved dogs are actualy quite flattered to be asked to help a few times to make life easier for a new puppy owner. I hope she would gain confidence from a big friend and also do a bit of follow my leader.
Failing this, there are other methods.

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Post by spoodle » 09 Oct 2006, 20:10

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Post by spoodle » 09 Oct 2006, 20:13

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Post by Carole g » 09 Oct 2006, 20:17

bit of a cock up here, spoodle , I seemed to have posted without logging in, as we both know these methods work well, both the other dog to do the" follow my leader" and "interrupted direction method" as I sometimes call it.
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Post by spoodle » 09 Oct 2006, 20:30

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Post by Guest » 09 Oct 2006, 20:30

Thank you for your advice, i will try both methods and hopefully things will calm down.

Thank you again.

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Post by Guest » 09 Oct 2006, 20:35

Thats another GUEST
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