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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Yes, what Malinois has stated is correct.
    Whatever advice he may give or has given me will be taken on board along with everything else.

    To make a point, all posters here offering their thoughts and advice or suggestions have been helpful. As I've already stated (sorry for repeating myself) this is a potentially dangerous situation which I need to deal with ASAP.

    I am new to this forum, and this thread is about my dog, not anything else. I am not interested in it turning into anything other than a request for assistance. I do not know any of you, and have found both Malinois and Aussiemyf to be nice and courteous people to me.
    Im only pushing for advice from Malinois because I am genuinly interested in what he has too say.
    Sorry for interupting your thread, its easy to look pasts the unhelpful posts though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Im only pushing for advice from Malinois because I am genuinly interested in what he has too say.
    Sorry for interupting your thread, its easy to look pasts the unhelpful posts though.
    Yes, I guess I should learn to do that. (Sigh.)
    My hubby is always telling me I expect too much from the world. Bummer.

    On another note, I just discovered my Zeddy knows how to shake hands. Wicked!

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    Update:

    Just got off the phone with the lady recommended to me who lives around here. What a waste of time!

    Yesterday she told me she could deal with this stranger aggression issue we have, yet today she informed me that the only option she could offer was that I enrol in her 6-week obedience training course. FFS, she's not listening.
    Zed has no issue with strangers out and about, so I'm not sure what that's gonna do.
    Secondly, he knows how to sit, drop, come, back-up and is starting now to heel much better (opposed to running out on the lead as used to in the show-ring.)

    I think she just wants another person to sign up to her course. She then offered me private lessons to teach him all of the above. Grrr. He already knows that and does it!!!

    I was looking for someone who could come to OUR home to witness the problem first-hand, and guide me from there. She has been a complete waste of time.
    Bummer.

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    Had a break-through, I hope.

    Was reading through a link given to me on another thread, and Zed started going off in the lounge room. BIG TIME. I thought he might go through the glass windows the way he was carrying on, which is another concern!

    Raced out and through the window I could see a cat. I immediately told him no, was very forceful, and made him sit there until the cat left (by racing under my car and over the beack fence. Lol.)
    Then I really praised him. This has helped me to feel more in control of the situation, if nothing else, and I think that's one of the most important aspects of dealing with this in the first place.

    Thanks to all who have given advice.
    Now to find someone who can be my guinea pig at the front door...

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    Glad things are working out for you and Zed
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    Thats great to hear DA

    And you are right to avoid that ladt,what a very thinly veiled attempt to just get your money! pffft...and people wonder why I hold such a dim view of private trainers *sigh*

    And guinea pig is right We were just lucky that we had such an experienced person,with no fear, that lived so close by . Even someone who is just able to be stoic enough to not show fear and just turn their back on him while he carries on.Dont know any unsuspecting family members that are near by
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Had a break-through, I hope.

    Was reading through a link given to me on another thread, and Zed started going off in the lounge room. BIG TIME. I thought he might go through the glass windows the way he was carrying on, which is another concern!

    Raced out and through the window I could see a cat. I immediately told him no, was very forceful, and made him sit there until the cat left (by racing under my car and over the beack fence. Lol.)
    Then I really praised him. This has helped me to feel more in control of the situation, if nothing else, and I think that's one of the most important aspects of dealing with this in the first place.

    Thanks to all who have given advice.
    Now to find someone who can be my guinea pig at the front door...
    Hey DA!
    Grrrrrrrrr! Stay away from that trainer.
    Your're doing great! You'll find that you'll make progress everyday.
    By the way, I'd love to be the guinea pig. I'll be in Tas for a couple of weeks in January but hopefully all your probs will be solved by then.

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    Thanks Aussiemyf.

    Laughing at Choppa, again! No, all my family (other than 70 yr old mum) is on Mainland. Heck, that's a good part of being here in Tas. Lol.
    I am thinking of asking the neighbour. We only have one actual neighboring property that is near enough that you are able to talk to them, and he has 2 border collies. He seems a real dog man, and he's quite a solid fellow too. We get along great with them, they are really nice people. So, will see how he goes with that idea.

    If not, Magdalena is coming...yeah. January? God, I hope I have it sorted before then.
    Are you coming to Devonport?

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    I'm sure you'll have him under control by then but just in case, i'm happy to be your stranger I'll be in Devonport, Hobart, Launceston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalena View Post
    I'm sure you'll have him under control by then but just in case, i'm happy to be your stranger I'll be in Devonport, Hobart, Launceston.
    Ooh, I'm in Dev, I'm in Dev...

    Hey Zed...a visitor!

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