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    Ok I have said Ruby has this leash thing going where she has major attitude. I have been working on it every weekend and she seams to be settling down alot.

    Her Obedience class starts in a few weeks and i am super worried that they are going to not allow us to do obedience.

    After a couple of mins of carrying on she settles down, its just that first couple of minutes when we get there that I am worried about.

    Has anyone ever had dog at obedience like Ruby but was aloud to stay?
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    BL I must of missed the thread concerning your dogs leash problem , would you mind telling me a little bit about it ?

    I have an extremely reactive dog on leash as well.
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    She is very friendly with dogs "Offleash" Wether it be in her own yard or out at a park.

    When you put a leash on her, she turns into a nut.

    She starts off with a bit of a lunge, with winging then quickly escalates into growling barking etc. We tested her with my sisters dog and let her off the leash after she did it and she was just very dominate. Standing over him, staring really close to his face.
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    BL it should be fine. Maybe go down (without) her one day and fill them in and double check they won't have any issues with her being there.

    You should make sure when you do go that you are at a distance away from the other dogs that does not cause Ruby to react, if you are close enough for her to react your are over her limit, you need to work closer over a period of time to desensitize her.

    They should be fine with it, dogs are dogs and they will bark and make noises. They usually just deal with it. But as I said go down on a week prior to starting and ask them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    She is very friendly with dogs "Offleash" Wether it be in her own yard or out at a park.

    When you put a leash on her, she turns into a nut.

    She starts off with a bit of a lunge, with winging then quickly escalates into growling barking etc. We tested her with my sisters dog and let her off the leash after she did it and she was just very dominate. Standing over him, staring really close to his face.
    No that is not good, that is much to close to aggression and if she did that to the wrong dog it would start a fight! NEVER EVER let her off leash with another dog after she has been carrying on, her arousal levels are too high and it could cause a huge fight, whether she starts it or another dog starts it because of how she is acting. You need to give her time to calm down when she has been reacting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    No that is not good, that is much to close to aggression and if she did that to the wrong dog it would start a fight! NEVER EVER let her off leash with another dog after she has been carrying on, her arousal levels are too high and it could cause a huge fight, whether she starts it or another dog starts it because of how she is acting. You need to give her time to calm down when she has been reacting.
    I agree, Im not sure what would of happened if they other dog reacted to her.

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    I havnt read your thread through yet but just wanted to say re obedience ; Make sure you get there early and stay on the fringes for 20 minutes odd.You say she settles after a few minutes , if so , wait until her little spac attack is over and then try going in closer .

    Extremely aggressive type behaviour wont be tolerated at an obedience class though .
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    Hi BL,

    Just read briefly on the previous thread. So if does not make sense, chuck it!

    You still need to take Rub yout. I am not sure where you live, but brush farm dog training (eastwood based) takes a dog so called "aggressive". Please try there.

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    When I took my hausie there, i always stop by off leash dog park near by to burn off some energy. This park is not that far away from the training place and off to Cowell's Lane (it is unfenced though), ermington.

    Good luck! BTW my hausie also hates leash and harness (hehe he has 4: car/trekking/tracking/flyball Even i trained him with clicker, he still rather wants to go without them.
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    Our dog club has quite a few aggressive dogs, some of them belong to the instructors - who bring them to class and remind everyone - no letting their dog greet another without permission from the owners.

    Every now and again I forget and Frosty crawls up to one of these, but she's been lucky, she's either made friends or been very quick to clear off - not bitten by any of these so far. Only been bitten by one that the owner declared "friendly, boisterous and playful" - he's slowly having his attitude adjusted which should be good for his dog. He crates it now instead of leaving it tied to a pole where anyone and their dog can walk up to it, and he puts a muzzle on it if he's thinking about doing off lead work - though I think I'd prefer if he just didn't do any off lead work since my dog has been attacked by his with the muzzle on too - cos he let it off lead when I wasn't expecting and I wasn't warned. And it just charged my dog (and another one). Sh*t.

    So back to the point. The owners who know their dogs can be aggressive participate in the classes from a distance, and if they haven't got a reliable stay - they use a long line - at a distance from the rest of us that the dog still wouldn't be able to reach. Most of these dogs are fear aggressive and they keep to themselves, they don't seek out other dogs to attack unlike the one I described above. So there is usually no problem as long as the rest of the club members - remember to check with an owner first.

    PS have you thought about getting some help from Steve at K9pro about this?

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