"Finch is exactly the same!! Off leash he is the sweetest, most submissive dog in the world. He recalls like a charm, plays with anyone and loves everyone. He is respectful of older dogs and gentle with little dogs, there is a little…"
"If your doodle gets stressed after long periods of time w/ your son in the house I would give her(?) a safe place (room, crate etc) where your son doesn't go so she can get away and de-stress. If she won't go there voluntarily then put her…"
"Hi all! Reactive doggies are upsetting, I know. Both our dogs used to make a fuss while on walks, when they saw other dogs or with Tessa, a squirrel! The best thing for us, (and they are a lot better now but we still practice it) is KEEP MOVING…"
"Jack is extremely reactive to strange dogs on-leash. Off-leash, he is 100% fine and has no interest no matter how many dogs (or anyone else) is around or what they do. On leash, he can go ballistic if another dog is being walked within his range of…"
I also tell people to ignore him (no touch, no talk, no eye contact!)... but people are terrible at following directions! He has a big bark that can be scary but he really only barks at people that make sudden moves, are wearing weird…"
Glad to hear you are making progress. It can be a frustrating problem to work out.
Tessa is a bit reserved with strangers, and sometimes when they approach she barks. It freaks some people out. I wish she was more civilized with intros!…"
Hi everyone,Just wanted to start a topic for Reactive Doodle Owners. Doodles like any other dog can develop reactive problems. I have a male who is reactive to most dogs and some people. I think it is fear-based. We have been working with him for 2 of his past 3 year life to help him get over this. With positive training methods we are slowly making progress as well as working on his overall health which could be contributing to his behavior (possible reaction to rabies vaccine or the sedative…See More
"Thanks Karen, He's doing okay but it is a slow process. With his anxiety I think it is important to keep him from getting too stressed so I try to limit his exposure to things that freak him out. It has to be a good balance between training…"