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Australian Shepherd Aggressive To Strangers
by Kathy Herrera
(Rolling Hills Estates, CA)
My 15 month red merle "Sassy" loves everyone she knew as a puppy, cuddly, gentle, loving. Anyone she didn't know she becomes crazy, barking, growling, hackles. She is managed well on walks and attends doggy day camp three days a week, all well managed.
My question is: Is correction training inappropriate for this fear filled animal... is positive reinforcement the only way to go? I need help, my husband wants to get rid of her and my heart is breaking. I am reaching out, desperately.