Features July 2010 Issue

Unwanted Dog-Reactive Behaviors

This dog is reacting to the sight and proximity of other dogs; time to move him farther away!

Unwanted Dog-Reactive Behaviors

Five things to do when your dog goes bonkers over other dogs.

Dog-reactive behavior can be alarming and frustrating for a dog owner, as well as damaging to the canine-human relationship. Most of us adopt our dogs with the hope of sharing them with the rest of the world – on walks, at family picnics, at events around town, and sometimes at canine competitions. It’s not quite as much fun when you have to leave your canine family member at home because he barks, leaps around, lunges at, maybe even tries to bite other dogs.

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