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Post by Jerome on Thu Aug 13 2015, 01:09

Hi guy,
Arlo is about 6 months old now and everything is going really well. His training is great but there is a couple of things that I'm finding hard to fix.
When we are off lead anywhere, if he sees a stranger quite often he'll run up to say hello quite intensely and then just bark at them for a few seconds. I know it's just a friendly hello but it comes across as quite aggressive and it's really hard to deal with!! Please help!

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Post by Emmahammond25 on Thu Aug 13 2015, 07:59

Maybe try a long lead when out with people around? My pup is only 5 months and I still get a few looks if he goes to say hello, so I've always kept him on a long lead unless I'm somewhere where it's quiet Smile sure I'll get better advice
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Post by Mia05 on Thu Aug 13 2015, 08:53

Id also get a long line you can buy them from amazon , u can practise his recall and if u approach a stranger get arlos attention and get him to sit then get the stranger to pat him.


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Post by -Ian- on Thu Aug 13 2015, 14:01

He's still young and learning so this behaviour isn't unusual. As other have said, use a long line so that you can control meetings with strangers and other dogs. If you can lead him in slowly and he behaves I.E. Not barking or going loopy, reward with a treat and plenty of fuss.

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