few behaviour probs with my 14month lab
well sophie is now 14 months and having a few little probs with her. First is shes very disobediant when shes out, she doesn't come back to the call, and competely ignores you. now in the house or in a controlled enviroment she will sit, stay, heel lie down ect and is very obiediant give it a little impatient at times but have got her up to stay for a few mins out of sight. how do i get her attention when not in a controlled environment, i have tried keeping tip bits on me at all times and did seem to work at first but she soon got bored.
Another problem is she barks at people. ok this might not be such a bad thing for alerting us if anyones about but shes really puts her hackles up and gives it all. Normally if you ignore her she will just stop and come curious but if they make any eye or voice contact with her she gets worse. I was visiting a friend the other day and hey have a 8 week old lab and she was fine but then they raised the voice at the dog slightly cause he was being naughty to get his attention and that was it wouldn't let them near there pup and everytime they moved a foot she started aggressively barking and put the hackles up. someone chastised her the other week after telling them not to and she went very snappy at them and i grabbed her before she bit. any ideas of how to get her socialiseing with people. being a homebred shes not had any agression showed to her i the house. Only thing i can recall is when she was a small pup around 8weeks i caught some kids from the street hitting her and i think her fear of people came from that and shes using the attack mode with strangers. even people with dogs are weary of her cause she really looks aggressive.