Most dogs that bark and lunge at other dogs are really stressed out by other dogs. They might be scared, aggressive, or overly excited. Seeing another dog without being able to escape, attack, or go say hi is generally “upsetting,” so the dog barks and lunges. … Your dog is trying to get the other dog to go away.
How do you stop your dog from going crazy when they see other dogs?
You can desensitize your dog’s leash reactivity by praising him and giving him treats any time another dog is in view. You must give the reward after he has noticed the dog, but before he starts reacting, often when the dog is still far away. This will teach him that good things happen when other dogs are around.
Why does my dog only react to certain dogs?
Your dog’s behavior may also be about you, Dr. Crowell-Davis explains. “It could be that actually your dog is being protective of you in an almost possessive way and the other dog’s just minding his own business,” she says, and that your dog doesn’t want to be near that dog — or doesn’t want you to be near him.
Why does my dog not like a certain person?
Typically when a dog sniffs a person they are uncomfortable with, it’s due to the pheromones that person is giving off. To the dog, those pheromones may signal a threat or an alarm telling the dog to beware. Humans can also give off pheromones that reek of fear or nervousness to a dog.
Why does my dog growl at some dogs but not others?
In most cases, your pup growls simply because he is trying to communicate. He might be trying to tell you he is afraid of the other dog or he may be verbally staking his claim on “his territory.” Most owners quickly become upset when their pup growl and quite often their first reaction is to scold or punish their dogs.
Why does my puppy ignore me when I call him?
Dogs have their own natural “language,”, but it doesn’t have words. Dog language is visual. They communicate volumes with their posture, their tails, their eyes, and their ears. … If you keep calling your dog or telling him to get off the counter and he doesn’t listen, then you are actively training him to ignore you.