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Insanely overprotective of the house

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Nat Ursula, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    no, i appreciate your input.
  2. Mister

    Mister Little Dog

    I don’t think it’s fear aggression but rather a serious lack of confidence, in himself and the vibes he’s picking up from others. If he was fear aggressive, I reckon he would’ve at least have gone for someone before now.
    What I would do is take him out on his own to access and see how he behaves/acts then, and to socialise him without Tonka being around. All dogs need that one on one time.
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  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Hi Mister,

    That is what the first boarding place who evaluated him said too. They honestly thought that some day he might be able to be around other dogs. They said he had no confidence. Also, when the trainer was here and i walked out of the room, he panicked.
  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Good news! Teddy is mellowing out when my Mom comes over. Yest. was the first time he could be out of his crate when she came over for a visit. He was very happy for the rest of the day.
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  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    So my Mom came over the following week and I brought Teddy outside and had him sit and greet my Mom when she got out of her car. He was very well behaved and very happy. She said hello, etc. Then we walked to the back yard and came in through the back door. He was fine until Tonka came running up to greet my Mom. He had a total flip out. He lunged across at them and bounced of the leash and flew up into the air and landed on his back...super high energy. Anyways after that Tonka's energy got higher and it seemed like he would have fought with her if I would have let him. He gets jealous of Tonka. I've seen it when we are out on walks and people want to pet them, etc. He is an affection hog.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to have them greet a guest in a calm manner? Tonka gets very excitable when my Mom comes over because we rarely have anyone over. She would love to be in a home with a big family and grand children etc. That is what she loves about her dog sitter. Normally I kenneled Teddy and brought her outside to greet my Mom.

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