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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Yea. Mum doesnt care if Dora is hostile towards other dogs, so I'm on my own.
    I find this somewhat troubling Masha, because you are only young. The responsibility of training and socialising a dog is enormous and in my opinion...should not be left solely to a teenager/young person.

    You can only get so much advice here, but ultimately you are on your own unless you get professional help.

    Many adult can't even get it right when it comes to training etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    Dora walks very well once she is maybe 500-700 meters away from the house. How is Mollie with other dogs?
    LOL, we have like oppositely-the-same issues. Mollie is very good with other dogs.

    I want to go to a dog-training school, but we dont have any around here. The internet is my closest-advice-giving thing :x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I find this somewhat troubling Masha, because you are only young. The responsibility of training and socialising a dog is enormous and in my opinion...should not be left solely to a teenager/young person.

    You can only get so much advice here, but ultimately you are on your own unless you get professional help.

    Many adult can't even get it right when it comes to training etc.
    Yep. I have told Mum and Dad that if Dora doesnt get better with other dogs we WILL have a professional come in, no matter what.
    Mum was like "Maybe Dora doesnt want to be social," "maybe she doesnt want to walk well on a lead."
    That pissed me off. Yes, Dora may be a puppy, but these are the most important things I expect from her. I am taking her outside to the drive every few hours so she can explore at her own pace and get comfortable in leaving it. Is that a good idea?
    Oh, Demi, how far away is the puppy school?

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    ARGH! My dad was like that today! I went up to him and I was like "Dad, can you help me with socializing Mollie?" And he was like "No. Its good she doesnt like other people" and "Who cares?". I really want her to be secure. How can she be secure if she is scared of people who come over our house?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
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    ARGH! My dad was like that today! I went up to him and I was like "Dad, can you help me with socializing Mollie?" And he was like "No. Its good she doesnt like other people" and "Who cares?". I really want her to be secure. How can she be secure if she is scared of people who come over our house?
    My thoughts exactly. I do NOT undertand how some people think its GOOD that dogs are aggro./scared towards other people. Dora is fine with people, if not a little snappy when they touch her head, but with dogs...
    What does Mollie do when people come over to your house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    My thoughts exactly. I do NOT undertand how some people think its GOOD that dogs are aggro./scared towards other people. Dora is fine with people, if not a little snappy when they touch her head, but with dogs...
    What does Mollie do when people come over to your house?
    I am going to throw this out there...I don't understand why people would want dogs in the first place if that if their mindset!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I am going to throw this out there...I don't understand why people would want dogs in the first place if that if their mindset!
    It was me who wanted a dog, not parents, if you wanted to know. My mindset is the opposite - I would like a happy social dog who is obedient. I threw out my major expectations, and that is all I want. Those three things - happy, social and obedient. I do not expect her to magically get them tomorow, but I would like it if she gets more comfy aorund other dogs.
    Clea, and advice for me and Demi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masha View Post
    My thoughts exactly. I do NOT undertand how some people think its GOOD that dogs are aggro./scared towards other people. Dora is fine with people, if not a little snappy when they touch her head, but with dogs...
    What does Mollie do when people come over to your house?
    She barks and growls, with her tail between her legs . She is better with adults, because they let HER come to THEM and little-little kids (toddlers) because she knows she has to be gentle (1yr old sister . But the kids (around 8-12) just wanna approach her straight away! I say "No. She is uncomfortable, wait for her to approach you" and they dont listen!

    Its really really really irratating..
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    <takes a deep breath> Okay. I think I am going to slow down with the obedience training and focus on getting her more socialized for the moment.
    I think that is the reason why I am having these issues, I think I may be rushing into stuff..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demi View Post
    <takes a deep breath> Okay. I think I am going to slow down with the obedience training and focus on getting her more socialized for the moment.
    I think that is the reason why I am having these issues, I think I may be rushing into stuff..?
    Yep, I think you are. At first I was really strict with Dora but then these guys opened my eyes. Now, I dont request anything other than waiting for her food, following commadns that she knows and not biting from her.
    I'm focusing on socialisation atm (unfortunately I didnt get a chance to work on it today) and not much else.
    What are you rushing into exactly?

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