3 months ago Dave PageParticipant
Hope this is okay to post.
6:46-7:07 The rotty keeps backing up as though fearful and when he does hit the sleeve he releases and jumps sideways with ears down and back in what looks like cowering as if he expects to be hurt.
Or would this just be a pup who is learning?
3 months ago Mack CookParticipant
oh i think he just needs some confidence, he/she? backs up slightly even before that, a little encouragement after the encounter goes a long way, baby steps. Could be made into a very nice protection dog–is this the eat all men –jump out of the plane 1st time out and stand down a grizzly– 1st time out–no– but if the arm sleeve guy comes back tomorrow–Rottie might pick it up a notch.. I am sure Mike has some comments that are better.
fyi great video–i still like the 2 gsd’s on the guy in red pants–what do you do when you run out of shoes? and rocks? Ha !
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2 months, 4 weeks ago Michael D’AbruzzoKeymaster
Yes, I would definitely call the rottie fear aggression at best and actually leaning more toward a fear bite. Anyone reading can review aggression here.
That being said, I agree with Mack, that the dog can be worked should do better and better if worked properly.
Generally, as dogs mature if they are set up to win they will improve.
The rottie is looks as if it is floating in that area between flight and defense. With work ideally want to shift all the way to fight. The dogs in the clips after look too much like a play form of prey and do not think it is real. A potentially worse problem.We welcome these dogs as they are. With respect, compassion, and devotion We will lead…
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