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Old February 9th, 2010, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Ruhkus View Post
I have seen 3 supposedly behavioural specialist,
Supposedly? Perhaps the best place for you to start for referrals is your vet. Or a veterinary teaching hospital if there is one near by you. What's the largest town you live near if you don't mind me asking? Please check credentials and references. You want someone who has experience and who will do the field work with you, not just the theoretical aspect of dealing with this.

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Could it be leash aggression ?
Yes it could be but it could be stemming from fear. You say she was never like this before? Has she met other dogs/people while on leash in the past? Has she ever had a bad experience? Is she only like this on-leash and at no other time? How is she with strangers visiting?

How do you react now when she behaves this way?

If you're worried about her hurting someone, please find a good muzzle (one that allows her to breath and pant comfortably through her mouth) and make sure it's fitted properly. You should take some time to get her accustomed to one in your home first before you take her out. http://www.televets.com/articles/dog...-to-a-dog.html
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