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Question: I have posted some videos of my puppy interacting with my mom’s puppy, would you be willing to view the footage and tell me what you think?

Hello,

I recently used your videos to learn how to train my pit bull mix puppy (my first puppy). We adopted him from the shelter at 6 months old; he is 9 months old now. The videos were extremely helpful. My mom also has a puppy (going on a year old), and we have met 2 times, a month apart, to introduce the dogs to one another. I watched carefully the segment you showed on dog interaction hoping I could determine any warning signs ahead of time, especially since my dog is quickly outgrowing hers. So far I think the interaction has been okay, but I was uncertain about this afternoon. Would you be willing to view the morning and afternoon footage and let me know what you think? Our pit bull mix will accompany us on visits home, so it would be helpful for them to get along, but I don't want to create a dangerous situation. There are 3 videos: 2 am & 1pm. Thanks!

Cindy's Response:

Hi Paula,

I’m sorry but due to the volume of mail I receive I don’t have time to do video consults.

I will say that I don’t allow my puppies to play with other puppies or dogs unless they have outstanding obedience and recalls (i.e. I can call them away from the other puppy with one command, every time). Very few puppies can do this at a young age, and I don’t like to set my dogs up to ignore me or to fail.

It would be much better to simply walk the puppies together on leashes or have a short training session with your respective puppies while they are somewhat near each other, on leash.

Once they have good obedience and you can control them with your voice, then you could allow some off leash time and see how it goes.

I’m not a fan of introducing dogs in the manner in which you have done, especially with a big size difference.

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Introducing Dogs.

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Question: I show in conformation and a year ago one of my young dogs was terrified as a judge approached in the ring. Can you give me some ideas on how to help her get her confidence back?

Good morning,

I am needing some new ideas to help get one of my dogs through a particular situation. I teach puppy socialization classes and am very familiar with clicker training. I also show in conformation and this is the arena where I am having the problem. About a year ago one of my young females was terrified by a judge in the ring just as he was coming up to her for her exam. During this year I have used the clicker to help her with focus and to have people come up to her and pet her. This stage is going well, however when I have put her back into the show situation she is still showing signs of fear. Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you,
Jan

Cindy's Response:

I would recommend this 3 part video series on fear periods in dogs, it explains how to condition the dog to things that make it nervous.

We also have some free streaming videos on our website showing how to neutralize conformation dogs to the judges approach.

Here is the link http://leerburg.com/flix/searchResults.php?searchfor=conformation

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Fear Aggression.

 

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Customer Comments

I just want to say thank you for your web site. It has been so helpful for us as a family living with a fear biter pit boxer mix dog. We acquired this 2 year, 9 month old male from my daughter who could not deal with him anymore. He was always responsive to me and my husband whenever we would visit so we thought sure we will take the dog. Well one thing led to another and he started biting people when leaving the house, lunging at the neighbors when walking him growling just acting crazy. We were at our wits end and already had him for a month when these signs started showing up. I was at the point of putting him down, when the day he was to be put down I started researching this behavior on the internet and came across your site. You gave me hope and what you said made sense to me. So we got an open cage kennel for him and started from the beginning. What a difference all your methods have made. He is a lot calmer everyone is seeing it. We also have cats and another small dog, a miniature schnauzer, who he gets along well with. I know we still have a lot of work ahead of us but we and him now have a great beginning because of you. He is at the vet now getting neutered only because I am not going to use him for protection nor do I need to mate him. It was his second time at the vet and they have even seen a difference in him in just the two weeks since his first check up. I am hoping to give him a life I know he deserves and just wanted to thank you for all of your wisdom. I am constantly reading and rereading your articles so that I understand them all.

Thanks again,
A dog friendly family


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