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Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / Dog Socialisation - Tips Please
« on: March 27, 2007, 07:29:05 pm »
Hello what a great board :)

I have a six year old Husky and a seven year old Akita. The Husky attended puppy school and was taken to many dog parks when he was young, however we received the Akita as an adult dog and I don't believe any such socialisation was done.

Here lies the problem - when we go for a walk (which is daily) when we see another dog, my Akita becomes very upset. She doesn't bark, but her entire focus becomes the other dog, and she whinges and whines and jumps pulls and lunges about, whilst the Husky could not care less about the other dog. It is to the point where I dread seeing another dog when we're out walking, and it's upsetting that it has to be like this?

Is there anything I can do to overcome this problem? I have tried putting on a "happy voice" and getting them to run in the other direction of the dog, which takes a little bit of focus off, but not much. I don't feel confident taking her to a dog school as I would dread having her around other dogs.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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