Dazzle Dog Delight Posting Page
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My name is Rocket and I am a adorable large black puppy who loves to play! I am part Labrador and part Greyhound. I was adopted from the SPCA about a year ago by a wonderful family. When they first adopted me I was afraid of joggers, some people, bicyclists, skateboarders, and scooters. Anything fasting moving would make me growl or I would try to nip at them.

What is the best approach to address my fears and correct my behavior? Some dog owners do not want to spend the time training their dogs. They expect that dogs already should know good behavior. Many dog owners do not want to work too hard to get the perfect dog. If they find their dog has problems then they give their dog back or worse give their dog away or use punishment to train them out of a bad behavior. Punishment does not work but instead makes the dog fearful of its own human friend. Positive reinforcement by using treats has helped me. An example is that my human friend had bicyclists set up to ride by me while I was on leash and each time I saw one they would call me and give me a treat. Soon every time I saw a bicycle I would be waiting for my treat instead of trying to lunge at the bicyclist. I tell my humans to use high value treats such as hot dogs or in my case sweet potatoes nuggets. :)

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