Spin-off from the growler thread
I almost hate to post this, as I was warned by some of you in the past that there was a possibility of this happening. But as some of you know, I have two dogs at the moment: Toffee, and Snickers. Toff is a who knows what, no tail Black and tan square bodied dog, and I have no way to link to photos from this computer. Snick is a Border/Aussie cross. He is male, Toff is a female. Toffee is a no nonsense strraight up girl. Snick is a class clown. She dislikes him quite a bit, but since I have been crating him, she is better.
At least I thought so. Now I do not allow dogs on my bed or furniture, and she has always had a problem with that, but I thought was compliant. I came home one day and found dog bones I had bought for Snickers, in my bed having been chewed a bit. Now I say bought for Snickers because Toffee has never shown any desire to chew any toys or chewy things. Since he was crated, I knew it was her.
the bigger problem, [this is where you warned me,] when we go out, she has turned into a maniac in the car. We were going out the other day, and someone had the NERVE to walk down the street, and pass my driveway as we were leaving. she went berserk, barking savagely, with the little catch in her throat. I have seen her lunge at people minding their own business while she is safely in the car. It is embarrassing. What in the world can I do besides admit defeat and leave her at home? How can I 'correct' this behavior? Snickers is oblivious to it all. He is the world's friendliest dog. My original thought, and I am not convinced it is wrong, is that she thinks they might want to pet Snick, and she is saying OH NO YOU DON"T! and tries to protect the car. Any ideas? In case you haven't guessed, I am clueless about dog training. She has been thru obedience, and passed. Snick has not. Toffee has a recall of about 90% Snickers about 20%, so he is NEVER allowed off leash.