Guest lulafortune Posted August 2, 2016 Share Posted August 2, 2016 Does anyone else have a hound that has issues with being restrained? Ours can't stand being behind barriers of any sort (crates, baby gates, fences, etc.) and literally goes into a panic if he is ever restrained to anything in any way (example, one time we tied his 5-foot leash off to a spike in the ground at the beach and as soon as he felt the tension in the leash change from me holding it to the stake he actually panicked so much that he starting biting me arm repeatedly). We saw a trainer and she said it was Barrier Frustration/Arousal. He also panics if he gets caught up in his leash, so I never let him get around dogs on leashes because if he feels tangled and restrained he starts to react. He even freaks if the leash slips under his leg while out walking. Once or twice the leash slipped under his leg and then he lunged forward towards something and dear god he started crying and jumping around like a bucking bronco until I got the leash out from his leg. We know how to handle him at this point and can avoid his triggers for the most part. I'm just wondering if anyone else has similar issues? What do you think it stems from? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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