A little backround info on my pup. She’s the sweetest dog on the planet. Will lick you to death, wants to jump up and say hello to everyone on the street.
We are currently renting a first floor “Apartment” in a house. So it’s a 2 family. The yard is not fenced in so we have a 30’ leash that we hook her up to outside to do her business. One of us is always out with her no matter what the weather. But if she sees someone walking past the house, she turns into a little devil. A little mean devil.
She will tear off after anyone who walks past and then when she gets to the end of the leash (she’s no where near the sidewalk btw) she’s jerked back like a bungee cord. Except there’s no bungee. :pout: So her little neck is taking quite the jolt and it is next to impossible to stop her. I actually sprained my ankle last week trying to get to the leash before she could be jerked back. She has the power of 100 men when she’s in the ‘zone’.
She’s dog-aggressive, not people aggressive. And I realize she’s just defending her territory, but we’ve tried everything to stop her but once she sees the person we no longer have any control over her until she jerks back and can pull her in, which is VERY difficult.
I was thinking of getting an Air Horn to try and scare the crap out of her. That’s the only thing I can think of that will snap her out of her zone. I thought of a dog whistle, but thought that those would be worse than a air horn. Yes, I realize neither is the greatest of options, but I can’t think of anything else that will help.
She actually got loose last year, the leash broke, and she attacked the dog being walked down the street. I felt horrible, I had no clue the leash was that weak. But she got bit too, it wasn’t a big bite, so she got what she deserved for attacking that poor dog.
We love our little girl more than anything in this world and I’m so afraid it’s going to happen again and I don’t want her to get loose and bite someone for walking down the road.
Yes, she’s walked twice a day for a mile each time. She’s going to be 8 yrs old next week. I cannot believe that it’s gone by that fast. I hate that she’s the way she is with other dogs, but we have tried everything else…what do you think? Too harsh?? Any other suggestions??