How to train puppy to ignore other dogs on the street?
My puppy who is now 8 months old, gets overly excited when seeing other dogs on the street. When she sees them, she usually sits down and waits for them or lays down. I guess laying down is a submissive position, but it’s not the best thing to be doing in the middle of a street. She doesn’t do it to all dogs, for example strays she won’t approach at all. It’s basically impossible to keep her moving once she spots a dog she likes, and since she’s large I can’t just pick her up. I understand that she’s a puppy and is playful but I feel like i’m taming a lion when this happens. She jumps all over the place. She’s good with the basic commands like sit, down, no etc. but they don’t work when another dog comes along wagging his tail. I obviously correct her with the leash, try to get her up and moving and even switch sidewalks but she wants to commit suicide by choking herself wanting to run over the street. I try to socialize her with friendly dogs as much as possible and train her daily. Her former dog trainer said it’s normal and I shouldn’t be worried about it cause she will grow out of it. But its kind of embarrassing when I try to restrain my puppy as if she was a lion. I know she only wants to play but will she grow out of this or how should i go about this? Thank you.
@✪Pιт✪ Gσ∂∂єѕѕ ~ Reality Bitez™: The slip on collar basically saved my life with my puppy, I swear she must have some pitbull in her ancestry. I had a dog trainer show me how to use it for correction properly too and it works for everything, except for dogs she likes. She gets a lot of exercise daily, or I wouldn’t be able to manage her at all. Maybe I’ll up it a little bit to see if she gets better.