DAY 1: I Took This UNTRAINED DOG Out for the FIRST TIME & HE LASHED OUT. Reality Dog Training

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34 Comments on “DAY 1: I Took This UNTRAINED DOG Out for the FIRST TIME & HE LASHED OUT. Reality Dog Training”

  1. I had to chuckle at the “pulling is the worst” comment. I’m sitting here watching with a walking boot on my foot, because, on our fourth day with him, our new-to-us dog pulled me off a curb and I broke my foot. 😂

    1. My sympathies! One of my rescue GSDs dislocated my shoulder when she went from standing to 100MPH because of OMG!Squirrel! Then my pup got under my feet, tripped me and broke my leg. Dogs. Gotta love ’em. Hope you’re out of the cast soon.

    2. One of my first walks with Cali, inherited black lab/Whippet, taller and faster version of a lab, she pulled me off my feet late at night and I fell on my arm fortunately on grass and brokeor displaced the floating rib. It was a difficult 4 months because I couldn’t stop walking her and I was coming out of 2 years being in bed. She was a wild gal, running free in the woods for 8 years, with a dog door into Dad’s cabin. Her partner big Skye was the reason she stayed home. Unfortunately, my bf died, fortunately for me, I got him too, and the 2 of them, a bear dog team, pulled me down many times. Otherwise such a blessing to my life. Cali got very sick, unable to help her, she got put down last Friday. Skye and I are very sad its sure quiet without her. 😢😢💕💔💔💕 She left footprints thru our hearts. 💞💞

  2. Chop is such an amazing, strong willed dog. His raw excitement for life and all the adventures that are coming his way remind me of my first dog. She caused me a nubmer of nasty plam burns but everyday we had together was completely worth it. I hope Chop will find his human, who’s going to appreciate this as well.

  3. I too am curious to find out the results of the DNA test.
    This particular video shows exactly how my own dog reacts to other dogs. Of course my dog isn’t a large powerful beast like Chop which is just as well because I’m disabled. Since my small pooch would be lunch meat if he were to react negatively to the wrong dog, it’s important for me to do what I can to help him learn to be calm and quiet around other dogs. Distance is definitely my friend for now.

    1. Same for our GSD. She loves dogs but gets very reactive on the leash. But I haven’t found any trainer here that will help me get her better. We got to a point where if she sees the dog coming from far most of the time she just whines and I can get her attention. But if she is more nervous (like at the vet) or she suddenly sees the dog (like in a corner) she loses it. I wanted to get her to be more comfortable on a leash near dogs (not interacting just near) so I can take her to the dog park or the vet. But nobody helps. Zak could you talk more about this? Avoiding dogs is great but often (like in your video) you cannot do it and they need to pass each other.

    2. @Anvime i recommend watching and studying Beckmans Dog Training videos on youtube. he focuses on “the pop” aka “positive corrections” which will result in ur dog actually focusing on you, because a treat wont be more rewarding than ur dog wanting to play/pull.

      I walk my GSDpitbullboxer everyday for at least a mile and when i stop, she stops immediately and checks in with me.(shes nearly no leash walking) we also practice “heeling” which is basically a change of direction and making ur dog follow. i can take my dog into stores and shes 8 only months.

  4. I had a pure bred Malamute growing up. She was really a sweet, gentle giant. She shed ridiculously. We’d sit for 20 minutes and pull clumps of fur out of her, especially as summer approached.

  5. Loving this series with Chop so far. I’m following along with my rescue dog Brandi a happy & playful 2 year old 68 lb staffy/fox hound mix. She’s a strong leash puller and reactive to just about everything – dogs, people, squirrels and birds. Friendly and energetically playful with dogs and people but nonetheless, reactive and strong. I’d love to get to the point where I can take her hiking with me. Desensitization training up for this week.

  6. This will be a very exciting series! However, his reaction didn’t surprise me at all. The stiff tail position, hyper focusing, all of it told me he was about to react. I hope all the training goes well!

  7. Looks like Chop wants to play with these other dogs and tries to get their attention as much as he can 😃 . ( But Inertia’s behaviour was – from what is seen on videos – absolutely normal and no overacting at all . Natural dogs interacting . )

  8. My dog is not reactive. He gets along with most other dogs (he’s scared of intact males because of bad experiences). He does great overall with just about everything. He’s just not able to pass another dog relaxed, and he gets nervous when a dog approaches from upfront (which I get, it’s not natural for dogs to just go face to face). So he’s had bad experiences with off leash intact males while he was leashed, the off leash males would show very intimidating behavior, growl, just overall males that were looking for confrontation with other intact males. This all happened when during his puberty so when he has testosterone going through the roof (he’s intact himself), at least that’s what other dogs can smell because his hormones were not affecting his behavior negatively, he got along with all dogs before those incidents. Stupid thing is, if only others were responsible, we would not have any problems in first place. Now when he sees one of those dogs that ran up to him off leash, he gets very stressed and scared. Hell freeze, and if they do get too close he’ll growl, but he’s too scared to go any further than that as he naturally doesn’t like confrontations. Mind you, all these off leash males are off leash in a place where dogs should be leashed, there’s a literal leash law but we all know the famous ‘don’t worry he’s friendly!’ which is basically the sentence that drives every responsible dog owner nuts.

    So I’d absolutely love to do the type of training you showed in this video, just going to the park or a busy trail and just let the dog know other dogs are okay and work on his attention on me and overall feel relaxed in the presence of other dogs. But yeah, I’m too scared to do that because of all these stupid owners that let their dogs off leash. It makes training these things absolutely impossible. I have to be on a constant watch out for off leash dogs, and even when I spot one usually it’s too late and they come running towards us. I really hate the fact that people like this can own dogs. Just be responsible and leash your dog when’s there’s a leash law. And we have plenty of places where dogs are allowed off leash, but I think even in a place like that you should not just unleash your dog and let them run up to every other dog, every dog should have a well responsive recall other wise they just shouldn’t be off leash, you can’t argue that.

  9. His tail makes me think Chop’s got some Akita in him. Seasonal shedding would also account for the fur. 🤔

    One things for sure, I’m sure you’ve got great upper body strength after filming this series!

  10. I’ve enjoyed watching this. I am about to take on a new client who has a large pure bred dog that is reactive outside the home, and who for various reasons is not taken on walks. His walks are a bit of a nightmare and it’s a vicious circle. I believe the walks are a nightmare because he doesn’t get outside very often, so he reactive, which in turn is why he’s not getting walks. I am going to have to break the cycle with baby steps training in the home before taking it outside. From what I gather, his behaviour is somewhat like Chop’s lunging and barking. I have yet to the meet the dog so I don’t know if the lunging and barking is fear based, or frustration based. It’s fairly clear that Chop’s reactivity is frustration based because he just wants to meet that other dog! Its always great to watch your videos (which I do send my clients to watch too!) because I can sit there and say stuff like “oh yeah, that’s what I would do!” instead of “OMG Noooooooo, don’t do that!!”

    1. As a trainer how do you teach the reactive dogs to eventually be able to pass another dog while on the leash ignoring them? My local trainer only teaches how to go away from dogs but more often than not (like in this video or at the vet) you have nowhere to go and the dogs must be relatively close to each other.

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