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Old 04-17-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Default Rehomed 5yr female - freaks at dog park - help!

My husband and i have re-homed a 5 yr female yorkie who gets along just fine with our 7yr male. But take her to the dog park and she freaks when new dogs comeher way. She had never been to the dog park before we took her and gets a bit better each trip until a new dog comes to smell her.

Can anyone help me with ways to help her get over being scared?
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Positive reinforcement - always!

Find a treat she LOVES and keep a picket full of those. Make this a treat she only gets when she meets other dogs. When she reacts appropriately, reward her with one. When she doesn't, a sharp, no-no should do it. After a while, she'll get the message. Use a clicker. It's a great tool to marking the exact moment she did something right.

It could be that she's a little territorial. Unfortunately with a rehomed dog, you never know what they've been through. She could have been picked on or attacked by a strange dog. Either way, it's obvious she hasn't been socialized very well. With that being said, you're going to have to start from the beginning. If you're persistent, you can turn almost any dog around.
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Easiest solution- Don't take her to the dog park. It is a very scary place.
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Positive reinforcement - always!

Find a treat she LOVES and keep a picket full of those. Make this a treat she only gets when she meets other dogs. When she reacts appropriately, reward her with one. When she doesn't, a sharp, no-no should do it. After a while, she'll get the message. Use a clicker. It's a great tool to marking the exact moment she did something right.

It could be that she's a little territorial. Unfortunately with a rehomed dog, you never know what they've been through. She could have been picked on or attacked by a strange dog. Either way, it's obvious she hasn't been socialized very well. With that being said, you're going to have to start from the beginning. If you're persistent, you can turn almost any dog around.
Good advice - however I wouldn't even say "No", even that can be a negative association and increase her anxiety. I'd start at a distance. Take her places like Petco, find friends with small dogs, but don't let them get to close. Teach her some positive behaviors, and keep her focus on you and reward. Over weeks or months you can slowly start letting strange dogs get closer and closer until it won't bother her. If she reacts, just walk away, loosing your attention I find is usually all they need to know that behavior doesn't please you! They don't like momma ignoring them!
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[QUOTE=MikaTallulah;3886249]Easiest solution- Don't take her to the dog park. It is a very scary place.[/QUOTE/


I am sorry, but I do NOT like dog parks...just me, I guess...you never know what any of these dogs have been exposed to...in my mind, this is a wonderful place to pick up worms, fleas, ticks, PARVO, vicious dogs,etc....Sorry for offending all the dog park lovers here, but too much risk involved for what you get in return....I am with your dog! DOG PARKS SCARE THE PEEDOODLE OUT OF ME!
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Easiest solution- Don't take her to the dog park. It is a very scary place.[/QUOTE/


I am sorry, but I do NOT like dog parks...just me, I guess...you never know what any of these dogs have been exposed to...in my mind, this is a wonderful place to pick up worms, fleas, ticks, PARVO, vicious dogs,etc....Sorry for offending all the dog park lovers here, but too much risk involved for what you get in return....I am with your dog! DOG PARKS SCARE THE PEEDOODLE OUT OF ME!
I don't bring my dogs to dog parks and Although I think it's a great place to socialize your dogs....I agree with you
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I don't bring my dogs to dog parks and Although I think it's a great place to socialize your dogs....I agree with you
It's a double edged sword. I do use dog parks but only very specific ones that I know well and know the users of. If there is someone I don't know there, I go in without the dogs and feel them out before I bring my dogs in. Some are better then others. Even though there's many close I drive quite a ways for the one I'll take my dogs to. It is good socialazation and exercise of you have a small yard or live in an apartment - I think allowing appropriate oppertunities and places for some off-leash time is healthy for any dog, that said you have to know how to make sure the environment is as controlled as possible.
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It's a double edged sword. I do use dog parks but only very specific ones that I know well and know the users of. If there is someone I don't know there, I go in without the dogs and feel them out before I bring my dogs in. Some are better then others. Even though there's many close I drive quite a ways for the one I'll take my dogs to. It is good socialazation and exercise of you have a small yard or live in an apartment - I think allowing appropriate oppertunities and places for some off-leash time is healthy for any dog, that said you have to know how to make sure the environment is as controlled as possible.
I agree with you but, I worry more about other dogs not being vaccinated and my pups getting sick...I wish they had a fenced in dog park and owners needed to show vaccination records...that would be perfect! LOL
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I agree with you but, I worry more about other dogs not being vaccinated and my pups getting sick...I wish they had a fenced in dog park and owners needed to show vaccination records...that would be perfect! LOL
That excluded owners who won't be responsible for their dogs, (stop the bumpers or other dogs that kill the play of others) or pick up after them. I'd pay to go to a park like that!
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Ok so maybe I should add this comment - we have locally a big shore line park where dogs can be off leash and on leash - it has strict rules about how dogs may/may not act. Both my dogs love going and it's about a two mle walk to cover the entire area. So it's also a great area for walking. This is not what many may seee as a typical fenced in dog park whre the dogs run in a closed pin.

Even though Amber is timid around other dogs - she loves the walk and for the most part is okay unless she gets spooked. It also does not matter where we take her - she is scared around other dogs. Doe sanyone think that taking her to dogggie day care may help?
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That excluded owners who won't be responsible for their dogs, (stop the bumpers or other dogs that kill the play of others) or pick up after them. I'd pay to go to a park like that!
That's a great idea! I actually don't worry about others dogs not being vaccinated - if your dog is it's protected, it's their dog that's in danger. Kennels and such require it more so they don't get in trouble if your dog gets sick in their care. However the park I occasionally go to is pretty good at policing itself and making irresponsible owners know they're not welcome there. Poop is always picked up, owners are really good about stepping in to control any problems or remove their dog if it's creating issues - I wish more where kept running like that!

I also would not EVER allow my dogs off leash at a park that wasn't completely fenced in!
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Easiest solution- Don't take her to the dog park. It is a very scary place.
Georgie has never been to a dog park. If she has a playmate at home then that's where I would keep her.
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that's why I have 2 so they can play together and no need for other dogs. but to each his own we all love our dogs and do what we feel is best for our own dogs.
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that's why I have 2 so they can play together and no need for other dogs. but to each his own we all love our dogs and do what we feel is best for our own dogs.
But that's no fun either. It's like saying your kids don't need friends because they have a sibling to play with at home.

I take Kaji with me everywhere, shopping, vacations, family outings, movies..... We encounter lots of other dogs and people. Kaji gets along with all the pups we meet and we get compliments on how well behaved he is and how nice he interacts with dogs of all sizes. I understand not everyone does this, but this is the benefit to him visiting dog parks or doggy daycare. Too bad I don't have a dog park or day care facility I like to take him too. At the moment we do play dates with my friends and their pups. It makes him so happy!
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But that's no fun either. It's like saying your kids don't need friends because they have a sibling to play with at home.

I take Kaji with me everywhere, shopping, vacations, family outings, movies..... We encounter lots of other dogs and people. Kaji gets along with all the pups we meet and we get compliments on how well behaved he is and how nice he interacts with dogs of all sizes. I understand not everyone does this, but this is the benefit to him visiting dog parks or doggy daycare. Too bad I don't have a dog park or day care facility I like to take him too. At the moment we do play dates with my friends and their pups. It makes him so happy!
That's exactly my attitude! I think it's important for dogs to learn proper behavior and be comfortable around other dogs. Benji and Aiyana are almost always with me. My others always get a few outings a week. We go shopping together, parks, events, even some restraunts that have outdoor sitting areas welcome me and my dogs - and I constantly get complimented on their behavior. But that behavior only happens because they are so well socialized! It also makes vet visits far easier and less stressful since my dogs don't go crazy in the waiting room or panic when a tech or vet goes to examine them!
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