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Q. My dog is obedience trained but it will not come when it sees another dog. What can I do
I have a one-year old German Shepard. He is well trained to sit, down, come, etc. I can work with him at a strange location on a 30 ft leash and he still obeys. The only problem I have with him is a come when he is off leash and he sees another dog that he wants to play with. At that point I lose control and he won't come. I have tried a throw chain to get closer to him, but he could care less about that. He is also quite dominant in his play so I can't allow him to play with a smaller dog. I have never seen a dog quite so interested in other dogs. I am wondering if an electric collar would be the answer, and if so can you recommend which one I should purchase?

Thanks
Bonnie

A. Then your dog is only partially trained.

If you would like to learn more about the principles of obedience training a dog, read the description for my Basic Dog Obedience video. You will probably find that you have not had the full picture on the steps of training a dog must go through before it can be considered fully trained. You can also read why I am not a fan of taking an untrained dog to obedience classes. I think if you read the testimonials on that tape you will see that my customers feel the same way.

You need to learn to train under distraction. Once the dog has learned that he can escape – which your dog has already learned you are faced with additional problems as a result of poor training (no insult intended but it is simply a fact –you did not know better). You may be forced to go to an electric collar.
  
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