anniebellshafe Posted February 16, 2016 Share Posted February 16, 2016 I have had Zeppelin for a little over two months now, and he very much enjoys his walks, however whenever there is another dog or even a stray cat he whines and kind of speeds up his step until we are past and then will still look back before he stops to sniff or pee. This hasn't been that much of a problem as whenever I see someone walking their dog I just make sure to be on the other side of the street and it's no big deal, but yesterday we were walking (unfortunately in order for us to go on a longer walk we have to walk on a pretty busy street), and someone came around the corner with a little dog who started barking at Zeppelin which spooked him and he jumped into the road and almost slipped his collar. Thank God, there was no cars coming and I was able to adjust the collar, however he went into statue mode and I couldn't get him to move until the lady with the dog started walking. My question is, is there anything I can do to help him overcome this fear of other dogs (and even cats)? The first time Zep met my mom's dog, Arlo who is a terrier mix, he was terrified, but with a lot of work we were able to make him comfortable with Arlo and now they get along great and even play together. I was thinking about obedience classes at Petsmart or something of the type to just get him accustomed to other dog breeds. Has anyone ever done this? Also, I know 2 months is not that long, is this something that may just take time as he gets used to his new surroundings? Side note, he is not at all timid around me or my husband. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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