Some of you might remember Bruce has some issues with the neighbours and their dog. Taking him to a behaviorist is out of the question as the closest one is over 300 miles away. So instead I read "Cesar's Way" and "The Other End of the Leash" I realized that Bruce had to behave in a neighborly fashion even if the neighbors and their yappy, snarling, snappy dog didn't.
So for the last week or so everytime he approached the fence in any kind of aggressive manner I grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and growled at him. That was hard for me as I am a very quiet person. When he came away from the fence and was relaxed he was given a treat.
Tonight I was so proud of my boy. The neighbors and their dog were all out in their backyard Bruce and I went outside. Sasha (next door dog) started her usual barking, growling and digging at the fence. Bruce went over and looked through the fence then came back to me and sat pretty and waited for his treat. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Way to go Bruce!
Oh, that's really great!
I can so relate to your problem. We live next door to two of the nastiest-tempered little dogs I've ever had the misfortune of meeting. : They are constantly egging the boys on through the fence.
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
I find them very frusterating. Sasha is far more aggressive than Bruce ever thought of being, but because Sasha is only 10 lbs she is spunky but Bruce at 90lbs is mean. :
Yay Bruce! That's great!
Way to go Bruce.
Congratulations Chris, and GOOD BOY Bruce!* *