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Barking And Rushing People/Other Dogs
I have a (around) 7 month old Australian Shepherd mix pup. She’s so sweet and pretty but I’m having problems with her rushing people/dogs and barking constantly when I take her outside.
She slips out of her harness and runs off. Super fast so no hope in me catching her until she’s ready lol. I know she’s sweet and just wants to say hi/play but other people do not.
I don’t blame them because from her behavior I would probably be cautious of a dog running up to me too. I don’t live in the best environment for her (exercise wise) but I try to take her to the country a couple days a week where she runs free with other dogs for HOURS.
We train a lot inside to keep her entertained. She’s fine inside but as soon as we go outside, she goes insane.
I’m just scared she’s going to get off her cable (which she broke this morning) and get ran over. I try walking her on a leash but she pulls hard and starts bucking like a horse to get out of her harness. I’m sure my neighbors are tired of her being a wild child too.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I’ve tried everything except a shock collar and I really don’t want to do that.