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Barking At Other Dogs And In Their Face - Herding? How To Control Behavior
I recently adopted a 1.5 year old Mini Aussie, and from what I can tell, he has not been socialized. I have another dog that is extremely social. He goes to the dog park daily, and has many dates with dog-friends throughout the month. I took my Mini (Darby) to the dog park this morning, and boy did he go off! He was barking at other dogs, in their faces, etc. I am worried that his instability will get him in a dog fight at a park. Any tips as to corral my herder into not doing this vocal behavior? I have already seen an improvement with him and dog socialization in general, but I am worried that his (herding???) will get him in trouble. Any suggestions?
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