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      I hate people sometimes! Mine is TOO friendly with strangers, gets all excited and stops attending to me, which is counter-productive because we're out walking, in part, to train.

      Honest to Pete, our society really is aware that they are not to touch a working service dog. Now, I want to be very clear... I NEVER claim my dog is a service dog. I NEVER avail myself any of the privileges we accord service dogs. I have a disabled sister and that sort of thing honks me off. Very immoral thing to do.

      BUT... I bought a harness exactly like a service dog, only it says... "In Training". Which is the truth. This has enabled me to walk around just about anywhere dogs are allowed and not have people get in our space.

      I wish people would get that our dogs are not there to give you warm fuzzies. (Exception being therapy dogs on the job.)

      Owners do not have to allow people to pet their dogs.

      So that's my opinion for what it's worth.

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      Just be cautious with the prong. if she is AFRAID of strangers and gets a correction (even if it's just to keep her in a heel) that can reinforce the fear (being corrected when in a state of fear/anxiety).

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      OOps... double post

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      Be very careful that to use "negative reinforcement" methods for training... this can make her even more fearful.

      I personally, am not a fan of prong collars.

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      It sounds like it was fear and panic. Since you don’t know why it happened, having a behaviorist help you identify the exact issue so that you can work thru it correctly would be my plan.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Meeps83 View Post
      It sounds like it was fear and panic. Since you don’t know why it happened, having a behaviorist help you identify the exact issue so that you can work thru it correctly would be my plan.


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      I agree with this. You've just experienced how distressing it is to have your dog guilty of a dog bite. Maybe the victim this time can let it slide, but you totally want to be proactive. A behaviorist can (1) help you figure out what was going on in the dog's head when it happened, (2) help you begin to ameliorate whatever impulse Gigi has that makes her do this and (3) help you to avoid a repeat and (4) most importantly, God forbid, can show the authorities that you're getting her the appropriate help she needs.

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      Very sorry this happened. I had an issue with Molly in that age range she was in pain in her last growth spurt. If you tried to touch her while she was sleeping or from behind she would snap. It took a lot of positive reward training and she grew out of it.

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      I'm sorry that happened to you & Gigi, and that lady, too.....I just wanted to add to please keep your rabies vaccination certificate handy & make sure you take it with you if traveling just in case anything like that ever happens again. Some people might not be as understanding as that lady was.

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      Thanks for all the input. The dog sitters said she is doing great and being herself .The dog sitters lives in a small condo. So she is being taken out for toilet breaks, jokes ,running and dog park.

      We will see her on Saturday. The is for me to trust her again. We do miss her as she is with during all our vacation.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mollysmomma View Post
      I'm sorry that happened to you & Gigi, and that lady, too.....I just wanted to add to please keep your rabies vaccination certificate handy & make sure you take it with you if traveling just in case anything like that ever happens again. Some people might not be as understanding as that lady was.
      We travel alot and all campgtounds require rabies. She has been barking at strangers as per the dog sitter but is under control. I hope it's a phase.

      When we return she is going back to day care , its cold and dark so our walks will be.more alone.

      Sitter also said he happy and friendly at dog park , hence my question on is it leash related.



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