Features July 2012 Issue

Dog Training Questions Answered by the Experts!

Izzy is a beautiful, smart, and well-trained herding dog-mix. She has also developed some problematic habits around people other than her owners. Fortunately, they have a good foundation of training Izzy and are determined to do the work it will take to teach Izzy some better responses.

Dog Training Questions Answered by the Experts!

Whole Dog Journal’s training expert answers readers’ questions about problem dog behavior, curious behavior, and questionable products.

I love the Whole Dog Journal and have implemented many of your positive dog training techniques and suggestions with our dog, Izzy. I hope that you may be able to further help us with her issue. Izzy is a wonderful 31/2-year-old Australian Shepherd/Border Collie-mix. She’s super smart and well-trained, with lots of energy and a constant need for learning and exercise. In the last couple years, however, her canine aggression has gotten to be a problem (I’m guessing it’s a protective instinct). She barks (like a yell) and confronts people in a number of situations.

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