During this Spring and Summer, I have witnessed varying degrees of human ability to care for their dogs in public. If your dog is anti-social (e.g. barking at other dogs) then you need sort is asap with professional advice.
Dogs don’t yap aggressively in nature unless they know they have a chance to win the territory and the fight situation they are creating.
It is not fair to
Dogs must be dogs first and foremost. They should be
The only bad dog is a dog that has had
Making a dog happy and well behaved is an awesome feeling for owners, but takes time and consistency but can always be done.
A BRIGHTON DOG ADVENTURES NOTE:
There are many ways to stop your dog barking/yapping at other dogs. It takes the discipline of the owner to consistently challenge their dog.
The way I correct this behaviour on most dogs is to: (a) make them sit when they start barking, tell them a stern “NO” (b) If needed, put myself in the eyesight in front of the offending dog still using “NO” sternly. (c) depending on the dog sometimes
Only allow them out of the sit position when the other dog has passed and they have stopped barking. Before allowing them from the sit position, give them praise with a pat and/or treat.
Correcting a dog sometimes takes well over a hundred or more times of consistency. It must be done every time without fail.
Never wear headphones when you walk your dog
Always have your phone switched to “Airplane Mode” when you walk your dog.
It’s fine to