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What To Do When A Loose, Untrained Dog Approaches Your Dog.

QUESTION: How do I deal with loose dogs that want to approach my dog when I’m walking him? Many of them cause problems, and some have even attacked my dog.   ANSWER: Loose, untrained dogs can be a real problem, but there is a way you can deal with these dogs that is very effective most of the time. Yell “HEY!!! NO!!!” very loudly and aggressively at the approaching loose dog (and repeatedly if necessary). You can even lunge forward with your body, taking a couple of steps toward him, so your voice is backed up by your body language. I call this my “Bigger Dog” technique. When you position yourself as the “bigger” dog of the group (i.e. between...

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