I adopted her from the Shelter and she is a 3 yr old retriever mix. She is a door dasher and ignores me outside, pulling me all over the place. She also has serious dog to dog aggression. Please direct me to the right place if you can.


  1. homersda

    It is highly recommended to start training your dog while he/she is very young. This is impossible many times, especially in rescue situations, as with our Corgi.
    The best way to get results is always be gentle. Dogs are social animals and develop a real attachment to their owners. That attachment, in large measure, is at the heart of dog training. A dog who trusts his owner and who sincerely wants to please his companion is far more likely to remain attentive and compliant during the training process.A failure to act gently jeopardizes the training program by undermining the quality of the dog/owner relationship. A gentle dog owner will find himself with an ally for a trainee rather than a rival. Instead of a battle of the wills, training can become a cooperative exercise. Under those conditions, training tends to take less time and be far more effective.
    The second most important thing to remember is to emphasize prevention, in other words, to intervene before a problem is created instead of simply responding to the problem. Instead of waiting for the dog to make a mistake to correct, the prevention-minded owner will keep close watch to see imminent difficulties and will intervene early to prevent them from arising in the first place. This decreases frustration throughout the training process making it more enjoyable for both the dog and the owner.

  2. Aaron B

    Well this might sound cruel but my Dad used to own a Staff. And when he first got it it was really disobedient and every other owner said that it was always messing everything up. So when my dad got it it didn’t listen to him so what he did he chased it all around the house and the garden and then he cornerd it and through a brick at it. And from then on it was always knew who the master was. But it wasn’t in a scared way because my Dad played with it and loved it. It was in a way of knowing who was in control.

  3. ziglet

    Basic obedience classes to start. Then once you’ve completed that try working on the aggression. There should be some specialized classes for aggressive dogs or similar in your area. I took my dog to a “Dogs with Attitude” class and we learned how to keep our dogs calm around other pooches. Check with the shelters or with rescue groups. Or you could always hire a trainer but that’s a bit more expensive.

  4. molly #99 softball *chick* :) **

    u take the dog outside and rol her or him over and say roll over while doing that and it will soon learn what u r talking abot and get it but make sure u give the dog a treat ever time and practice 5-10min. a day but no longer caus edog get bored easy and don’t want to listen!

  5. OhIDoDoI

    Licensed obedience school, and fast. Those are all symptoms that your dog doesn’t respect your leadership, and will never “listen” to you until you earn that respect.

  6. Amber

    Well there are a lot more distractions outside. She is also older so training may or may not be a little more difficult. I recommend taking her to a trainer they can help a lot

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