Q. 2 y/o min Schnauzer rescue we have had since June. She is very loud and kind of aggressive when we see dogs outside. How to stop her?
AMANDA MILLER COOK
A. This will require lots of management, desensitization, and counter conditioning. An example would be to be a good distance away from the other dogs just before your dog starts barking, growling, and jumping around. If she is calm you can keep treating her with tasty treats so she begins to associate other dogs with something positive. If she is still uncomfortable, you can move her further back or change direction altogether. I'm that sense, the reward would be getting away from the things that make her uneasy which in your case sounds like other dogs. I recommend hiring a local trainer or behaviorist, preferably someone who is positive and rewards based.