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10 month old lab pup started barking whenever he sees someone

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SinceWhenDid Wed 25-Apr-18 21:29:17

What's the best way to deal with this behaviour?

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indirectlydirect Wed 25-Apr-18 23:24:18

Can't help but I am in the same boat - 10 month old Cocker - who for the first 9.5 months of his life wanted to make friends with everyone he met - now seems to want to eat them and make them leave the house.

Gone from über friendly to terror in a fortnight. Nothing's changed in the house. I have been wrecking my brains as to what's spooked/changed him.

Doesn't help that he's the cutest wee adorable faced wee thing - people seem utterly shocked when he turns into 'devil pup'

SinceWhenDid Thu 26-Apr-18 06:40:05

Do you think it is because they are teenagers?

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SlightAggrandising Thu 26-Apr-18 06:43:08

Pretty sure my brothers spaniel was like this and they distracted her with a treat so she didn't get anxious. Now when she seen someone, she looks for a treat rather than barking. They give her the treat sort of randomly so she doesn't always get something but she always looks IYSWIM.

SinceWhenDid Thu 26-Apr-18 07:20:25

Thanks, will give that a try 😊

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indirectlydirect Mon 30-Apr-18 14:25:23

I'm giving the treat tip a try too.

We're getting there slowly...

indirectlydirect Mon 30-Apr-18 14:26:34

@SinceWhenDid Grumpy and wanting their own way all the time... sounds like teenagers to me!!!

SinceWhenDid Wed 02-May-18 07:36:49

Us too and keeping him on the lead during walks for now.

Did some reading too
blog.smartanimaltraining.com/2014/04/15/reactivity-and-aggression-in-dogs-managing-and-treating/

And

www.animalbehavior.net/LIBRARY/Canine/PPM/DogJollyRoutine.htm

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