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November 22, 2013
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We recently adopted a large male dog, who is very docile and sweet at home.  On walks he gets very excited when he sees another dog.  Initially he was jumping and lunging at other dogs.  As he's so big it looks quite intimidating to other dogs/owners.  We have got him to calm down by holding the lead firmly and speaking to him gently.  I have had a few kind dog walkers stop to chat to us, however, our dog still acts overexcited toward the other dog.  I am not sure how to modify his behaviour so he's not so threatening to other dogs.  I think he is just overexcited and friendly but we don't want to take a risk that he might harm another dog.

November 23, 2013
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Thank you for your advice, Judy.  We have been using your suggestions and there's been some improvement.  I apologise for taking so long to thank you!

 

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Just to report back - we've been retraining Smokey using the clicker, and his behaviour has really improved!  He very rarely lunges now. He's still a bit funny with small white dogs.  Thanks for getting us pointed in the right direction.

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