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leash aggression

February 17, 2009 | By Carryallsmom | 5 comments

I've had my dog now for about 5 months. She is 3 years old. Very occasionally she will get super excited when going for a walk. The she will start biting on the leash and tugging and growling. It doesn't happen often, but once in awhile is enough. I have tried taking treats and just walking in another direction. What I do now is take citronella spray and I have only had to use it twice, but it works instantly. I would prefer another way. Any suggestions?
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Vsantiago
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Vsantiago
5 years ago

Yes, I go on early morning walks. When less people and dogs are out. I also use coasstal halti headcollar or the new name Akc navy blue padded dog halter its great. I purchased this collar because Sasha would lead me while walking now its the other way around. As for Max when he sees another dog I have the control.

Bullygirl69
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Bullygirl69
5 years ago

She could be getting overstimulted. Using sprays or other negative reinforcement items could lead to aggression. I wouldn't do that. I would enroll in a clicker training class. Also, you may want to try to control her stimulation level by controlling the environment. For example, you could go on walks earlier or later, when less people and pets are out. Their will be less smells and less stimulus. There are two good Yahoo forums that have trainers on them who have taught me a lot - agbeh and k9-aggression support. Check them out if you have a moment. Good luck!

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