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    Hi, I rescued a silky from Death row at the pound and he has been having 6 months of training as he has visitor aggression, however, I have seen some improvement ( no reflection on my trainer she is great) He was never socialised properly, I got him at 1.5 years old, he just lived in concrete yard 24/7 ( the pound knew a lot about him) and he was in an appalling physical state when I got him so very neglected. He has made improvement, but even with me, when I call him gently he approaches with his ears flat, so he is obviously a terrified little dog.
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    Hi Bella44,

    I also have a rescue dog who is dog aggressive and has other issues , but he is getting better.

    Your post has a lot of information therefore I am not so sure how I can go about.

    Leash Aggression: what sort of leash do you use? I am wondering if you consider front attach dog harness. I have found this harness is quite useful for aggressive dog and will be hard to attack other dogs. The forum has a lot of posting on front attach harness.
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    What has the trainer been doing?
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    Hi, the trainer has been working hard with him over the last 6 months, getting him to look at what scares him ie the trainer ( visitor) and be rewarded with food when he does. He is much more settled with her now and better with other visitors. Trouble is he still occasionally has flashes where he 'goes for someone'. ie visitors, especially if they are new and he doesnt know them. He is definitely a Cesar Millan style case, unpredictable and can fly into Red Zone mode unfortunately : (

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    I dont mean I would use Cesars training methods on him, I just mean he is one of those 10% of the dog population Red Zone cases.

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