Despite what I tell him about Max being afraid of men, he continues to stand there and try to talk to us (and more so to Max than me) and he will make eye contact with Max and stare at him. Even if it trips you up. My dog has a bruise on her belly? And I'm convinced that my dog, Izzie, is just as elated to see me as I am to see her. He is terrified of a collar. Having been through a similar situation with a shelter dog on death row, I knew how frustrating situations like this could be, especially when the dog leaves scratches and bite marks all over. i have done EXACTLY what your post says. I want to get him over his fear of men, but mostly over his fear of the men we see frequently, that's most important to me. I got her from a friend who couldn't keep her any longer. Is it a bad thing that he wants me in front? Are Pitbulls dangerous dogs or is this a myth? When I’m out with my dog pack, I often walk about ten dogs at a time, sometimes even off-leash if I’m in a safe area. I think it depends on the situation, the dog and it's relationship with the owner in my opinion. My dog walks behind me when we jog and it's more a heel than fear. I've had no problems. That's what I pretty much think as well.  As long as we've already established who the "leader" is, it doesn't matter where she walks.  I too don't think Lana's fear of people (and like Max it's mostly men) has anything to do with where he walk.  Although I had no luck explaining this to my brother (he likes to say that's what he saw on Dog Whisperer).Â. The dreamer is sure to shed tears and weep. said the dog owner in a pleading, desperate voice. hucth6 just reading your post - wonder can you offer advice to me as well. Julie, thanks for clarifying that.  I must say I have never seen his show.  I'm in Canada and the Dog Whisperer that I've seen here is with Stanley Coren.Â. My first darling used to trip me. You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer. Max walks in front sometimes, sometimes behind, other times at my side. This is a bad dream. So, why does my dog walk behind me? I'm not professional trainer, but I have read plenty of training books and the like.  I really am not sure how to answer your question to be honest.  I've heard that claim plenty of times, that letting a dog walk in front of you gives it alpha status, but I get the feeling that it depends entirely on the dog and the situation.  I have one dog who clearly knows we're dominant and she usually acts very submissive to us, though is pretty stubborn about obeying commands unless I have  treat, but then again she's part sighthound, so I tend to think it's a personality trait rather than dominance issues.  She's always been very submissive and constantly gives us submission signals.  However, while on walks she loves to trot up ahead to the end of her leash and prance along, stopping to sniff everything.  She always likes being up front.  I don't get the feeling she's doing it to be dominant though, more like because she's excited about sniffing all the new smells, seeing the sights, etc. So every single time that she moves in front of you, turn a 180 degrees and walk the other way. Your goal is to get your dog to walk on a … opposite direction when the dog begins to do this. When ever your dog starts to walk in front of you make a quick180° turn and walk in the oposit direction. A dog who'd be slightly behind you or beside you will be much controllable. The term heal means your dog should walk beside your feet (heals). And, especially the male, he is very good at scent discrimination and searching. You are … For examples: I can remote control them to sit, drop and stay. Whenever large vehicles that make a lot of noise pass, she stops and cowers behind me. What do you think of the answers? I'm sure our neighbors are talking about my husband and I walking our diva, a 14 lb Weiner dog. Reply to IG Momma's Post: This has just recently started. Here are six dog training tips on how to walk your dog and master the dog walk. only now i have a bunji jumping dog. Good question. She has a very high energy level and is always ready for adventure. My young dog always walks behind me when I'm walking her. I guess it depends on where he feels like being, if he feels like slowly sniffing along, he sees another dog up ahead, etc. “Why does my dog keep pulling me?” This is the phrase I hear over and over from clients who are trying their best to walk their dogs on a regular basis. The know they're lower down in the 'pack' than I am and they respect that. It will take a while for your dog to catch on and you will probably spend much of your walk going in circles. Why does she always walk all the way behind me? Begin to lengthen the amount of time your dog walks alongside you after the giving the heel command until you provide the treat. How the heck do I correct this behavior? If we passed another dog he would lunge and howl and snarl (he's actually fearful of other dogs, but you'd think he was aggressive at first). Despite my mistakes, Haley’s a pretty good walker. People are amazed by this, but it’s simple: the dogs see me as their pack leader. I wouldnt want to ruin that by trying to be all mighty ALPHA and business.  I do think it would be very necessary though if you were working with a dog with a dominance or behavior problem like the ones he is usually working with. Jan 12, 2020 - If your Rottweiler keeps walking in front of you then you're probably wondering why and what you can do about it. Millie always walks in front, because she pulls. Still have questions? My dog is young. What makes dogs walk in such a hurry? It feels so annoying cause it feels like I'm just carrying this huge weight behind my back the entire walk. I’d much rather have that type of a … If it isn’t getting that much, it would help to make sure that it does. Here are 6 tips for mastering the dog walk. My dog will walk right beside me when I ask (well, most of the time ), like when we're crossing streets, passing walkers, other dogs, etc. Your dog may want to continue following a scent trail when you stop walking, or he may be anxious to keep walking when you stop. If you kept her inside most of her life than that is the reason. How can I get her to walk in front of me or beside me? She’ll occasionally come to my side and look up at me with a grin to see if she’s earned a treat. Oh yeah, I'm sure our neighbors get a real laugh at a 14 pound dog walking the human. She's a 6 year old Multipoo. and then they know they can walk in front a bit. Hope I've helped! Let my dog walk in front of me? Reply. This one runs n front of me and stops on a dime. I thought it was because I was walking too fast, so when I stop I notice she stops too. As soon as he gets back on the original side as directed, begin to walk forward again. My sisters dog is not an obedient dog, but she’s okay. My daughter would LOVE to take her for walks but she won't … The dog thats the "pack leader" leads the pack and always stays in front of the pack. by Bob-O on 14 April 2007 - 12:04 It is the herding instinct. If it's not fear, I'd suggest to walk slower and see if it works out for her. Thus the medication which does not always help. And it's not because he is tired because he does it from the the very beginning. When they want to stop and sniff, they stop and sniff and I stop and wait for them. I don't drag him, the leash is loose because he behaves. she sees you as the leader so she walks behind you. She has separation anxiety issues and is a scaredy-cat in general. It’s their walk too and as long as they aren’t pulling me, I don’t care where they walk. She still walks out in front of me which is fine, but usually on a slack leash. Dec 22, 2019 - If your dog keeps walking in front of you, this post will show you a number of reasons why it might be doing it and what you can do to stop it. You are WAY lucky, my dog pulls me all the way through the park, and I just can't stop him. But the most common reason is that your dog normally walks in front of you, so to her little mind she can wander where she wants anywhere on the path. AFFRONT. She is only a year old. My fiancé walks ahead of me often and sometimes gets up to walk away without saying anything at all. I have tried getting him used to a collar at different ages from puppy on. She should understand when you say that you expect her to start walking near me or beside me, but not in front of me. He's not sick or scared, cause he walks with head held high and "bouncy" like all other Poodles. Jun 29, 2011 #1 OK...So we just got a dog about a week ago. There are simple ways to gently deter this behaviour, such as walking in a circle against the dog, i.e. They are pretty smart. There are a few reasons why even a well-trained dog will veer around instead of remaining at your side when you stop. I saw a comment here that suggested we start enjoying our pace and I agree- I know for me I am confident and pretty and a fun person to be around. It will take time but it will also give her the chance to adsorb the outdoor world. Start out with several paces and work up to 10, 15 and 30 seconds and then a whole minute. Short of giving up, they suffer the embarrassment, danger and sometimes pain, of walking a dog who pulls like a freight train when on a leash. Nope, it's more an old wives tale than anything else. I've got one that pulls the whole way my dominate one, I've got one that drags my submissive on (and the lazy one). But for a good bit of our walks she is out in front of me, even if it's just a little ways. This can lead to many behavioral issues that some regard as a "breed trait" or "personality," when actually it is your dog being in charge of its humans. Yes trip me. She used to bite on her leash as a pup from time to time and I had to discipline her a couple of times and she stopped. Instead she crosses in front of me to walk RIGHT in front of me. Vicki says: January 9, 2017 at 6:30 am. As I … He loves walks, but he always walks behind me. My dog will only walk with me... Thread starter Mary.Poppins; Start date Jun 29, 2011; Mary.Poppins Mouseketeer. How to make a 9 year old dog stop barking? And no, there aren't any other symptoms. Get answers by asking now. Hi Alan, I am an owner of two 1 year-old German Shepherds. 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