We don’t want our dog to lunge on leash, so we ignore the behavior and wait for them to stop. As soon as they stop we reward them, and soon they’ll figure out what you’re looking for.
Playing with one other dog will not be sufficient for your pup’s socialization. Instead, they should meet, and play with as many other puppies and dogs as possible.
Anti-social dogs need time and energy. The best way to help them is with persistent and positive socialization sessions, and a rock-solid sit-stay.
dunbarjam | Tue, 05/20/2008 - 22:05
Many people have unrealistic expectations about dog-dog social behavior. Dogs are expected to behave perfectly and get along with all other dogs, even though people have difficulty being universally accepting and friendly. However, although people may often disagree, argue, and sometimes resort to pushing and shoving, very few people inflict severe injuries. When tempers flare, extreme physical aggression is strongly inhibited. Really, dogs are not that much different.
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The presenting subjective history for most dog-dog aggression is: “He fights all of the time and he is trying to kill the other dog”. However, when we objectively analyze the facts, in most cases, we discover that the dog has been involved in several (or many) dog fights, but has yet to put any of his opponents in the veterinary clinic surgery for repair. Obviously, if he is trying to kill the other dog, he is simply not very good at it. On the contrary, over and over, the dog has proved that he is not a dangerous dog. Instead he is belligerent, bellicose, or more likely lacks confidence