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We adopted our dog Sally in February 2017. We did an obedience class with her in April 2017 and she did absolutely wonderful besides one thing — she tends to be aggressive on a leash. If we’re walking/running on a trail and pass another dog on a leash she starts lunging and barking at the dog. I’m not sure if this is out of excitement or if she’s being protective. We use a pinch collar on her and correcting her does absolutely nothing. In fact, it actually worries us because she is uncontrollable at these times. We try to keep her focused on our run/walk before getting close to the dog and tell her “leave it” and give a slight tug to take her attention off the other dog, but this hasn’t helped at all. She fixates on the other dog and goes crazy. Please if anyone has any suggestions feel free to share them. She is a wonderful dog but has this one quirk that we haven’t been able to stop since we adopted her.
FYI, when she is off leash and gets to meet a dog she is completely fine. She is very social and loves playing with other dogs. It’s only when she is on leash that she shows this aggressive behavior.
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