Paris has been doing fine when I used to take him out for walks (short ones) on lead. Used to walk close to me, no pulling no extra sniffing, almost like a gentleman. However from past few days (almost a week), as soon as he sees a person or a dog near by, he goes crazy. starts pulling with all the strength and jumping even if he is choking on the lead. I have tried to keep treats in my pocket and lure him when he starts doing this but no success For now I am able to control him as he is only 7 months, but if it continues like this, it would be very difficult for me.
Any clue? Also, sometimes he starts piddling as well when he sees strangers.. Please suggest how can I improve this behavior?
It sounds to me as though he has not had adequate socialisation.
Has he been to puppy class ?
Unfortunately no. In my part of the world, there are no puppy classes. I do take him my friends on a regular basis, but he always go crazy when he goes with them. I always thought this to be normal as they play with him so he might have been happy.
How can I socialize him enough so he does not do that? without puppy classes of course.
If you don't have friends with dogs and there are no classes, then he is always going to get excited when he sees another dog.
Peeing is just another way of showing his excitement.
He needs to meet his own kind socially not just humans.
I see! I will try and see what I can do regarding that. and regarding humans? he sees enough of them everyday, even plays with them. but he still goes all crazy. May be over time it will slow down? but how much time?
Thanks Samson for those inputs
I will definitely try to arrange for some meetings with other dogs...
Ya I figured that out through his small meetings with some dogs on walk. Besides he is a little submissive, so I have to be extra careful not to get him scared. Will try my best.
I would also suggest you go back to the basics of walking on lead properly. If he starts pullingg, turn around and go the other way. Did thus over and over again until he figures out the pulling does not work! Good luck!
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