How to keep dog from barking at other dogs?
Another great option is to redirect your dog’s attention away from other dogs before he begins barking or engaging. A simple way to do this is to just take a handful of treats and scatter them on the ground. You could also have him do some simple tasks, like “touch” to refocus his attention onto you. Engage/disengage.
Why does my dog bark at other dogs?
Many dogs will bark when playing with dogs or people to show how excited they are. These playful growls are signs of happiness. These barks are sometimes accompanied by a “play bow” when dogs bow their front legs and wag their tails.
Why does my dog go crazy when he sees other dogs?
Fratt says that in general, a canine’s big reaction usually means one of two things: get away or come play. By barking, growling or lunging, your dog is trying to tell an oncoming dog he’s seen what happens when a strange dog approaches him and he will attack if need be.
How do I train my dog to ignore other dogs on walks?
While on a walk with your dog, practice polite leash walking skills. Give them treats and communicate with them so they know to stay by you and not get distracted. If you pass another dog on the sidewalk that you want your dog to ignore, simply have them look at you and give them a treat while passing.
How do I stop my dog from lunging at other dogs?
Hold your dog on a loose leash; a tight leash can heighten reactivity. Treat your dog when he walks next to you; if he pulls on the leash or crosses in front of you, stop walking. Use a treat to lure him back to your side. Walk toward the other dog at an angle or perpendicular to the other dog, rather than head on.
Why is my dog aggressive to some dogs and not others?
Aggression between unfamiliar dogs can be due to fear, poor communication, defensive, possessive behavior over resources (including perhaps family members or other pets) or territorial behavior over territory or owner.
Why does my dog bark at some dogs and not others?
Whatever it is, your dog has reached her limit. This dog is the last straw! So she barks and lunges on the end of the lead in an attempt to keep the other dog away. And if the barking and lunging did the trick this time, your dog now has a way to keep other dogs away.