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    Oh & I never wanted you or anyone to do off lead at the park just asked if you had & the results if you had as it could help me on what approch to take. I would not let her or any dog off lead unless I am 100% in their temperment & recall.

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    Unfortunately we dont know anyone in Sydney at all, let alone with dogs to help us with her so that does make it a bit difficult as I imagine if we did, we would have sorted this quite some time ago. We liked to socialise a lot with our friends and their dog sin NZ, doing trips to the river and beach etc.

    I am off work for the next couple of weeks so I will be putting in a bit extra time with her using the advise from you guys and we shall see how we go.

    At the end of the day, I am not fussed about being able to go to the dog park with her, but I would like to get her to the point where I can walk her without a reaction and if a dog comes to our house she is comfortable enough to not be a snippy wee thing.

    She is such a lovely little thing in every other way. SUPER people friendly (which actually gets annoying because EVERYONE wants to pat the cute scruffy friendly little dog).

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    Hi Lala

    What Crazydog wrote is good too. Much the same kind of thing I suggested.

    Start with one dog eg Keb. Then maybe one yard with a dog in it that doesn't go nuts at the fence and build up. Obedience club venues on class day can be good because there are usually lots of dogs all on lead. For fewer dogs - get there 30 mins before classes start etc. And find one that has a lot of space around it. So you can work at a distance where Pippi is calm and build up from there.

    Do be aware that some people who ought to know better (me?) allow their club dogs a run off lead before class but most of these should be smart enough to keep their dog away from another dog that is on lead.

    When you see another dog on lead you don't know why until you have a discussion with the owner. It may be that it has no recall, or it's being trained, or it's dog or people aggressive or that area requires dogs on lead (I wish people respected that but they often don't), or something else.

    My dog often runs with about five SWF (small white fluffies) but she's known them since she was a puppy, and she crawls for all of them so they don't see her as a threat even though she's twice their size, and she's very agile so even if she is doing zoomies - she doesn't crash any more.

    However - I can't say that for any dog she might be playing with or herding at the time - plenty of them crash while my dog goes around or over. Sigh. So I call her away from little dogs and soft cricket pitches, though I can't help a little dog that wants to join in with a clumsy bigger dog (Eg most labs, GRs, GSP etc).

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    That is actually a really good idea to go to a dog training club area before classes start.

    There is a club on Sunday mornings not far from where I am so we shall definitely try that.

    Ya wouldnt think she was a small dog watching her race round the back yard with barney LOL.

    Def some fab advice fron you guys which I will take on board and try.

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