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I have a 10month old Pomchi her name is Tara. when out

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I have a 10month old Pomchi her name is ***** ***** out walking she barks at other dogs, also at anyone passing. Her bark changes into a howl. If she hears any dogs barking outside she rushes outside barking furiously. I have also a Chihuahua Keisha she is 11yrs old. If Keisha has a chew or eating a meal and Tara comes near her she growls and they end up fighting. They attempt to tear lumps out of each other, it is frightening. I am 76yrs old and finding this so distressing. I am reluctant to take her for a walk it has become so stressful. I would appreciate any advise. Regards Irene.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Where on Tara's body is the lump? When did you first notice it?
Customer: Sorry i was not asking advise on a lump. It was a barking problem.
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Tara?
Customer: Yes she does not appear to enjoy her food, she eats small amounts. I have also found her eating grass.
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Dog Training
Expert:  Virtual-mod replied 18 days ago.
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Expert:  DakotaSouthFive replied 17 days ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I have been in the dog field for 25 years. I am a Therapy Dog & AKC Evaluator/trainer/ as well as an assistance/service dog trainer, specializing in behavior. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

Expert:  DakotaSouthFive replied 17 days ago.

It sounds like one has possession aggression. This means what ever the dog sees as a value to it, it will not allow another near it. Dogs can see food, toys, bones, humans or space as a value to them.

This requires a lot of daily training and putting the dog on the nothing in life is free program. The program is used for the dog's life.

You can also just separate them when they eat or if they are given anything of value.

As for the barking, you can get a bark collar for walks, or you can train the dog a few commands. Teaching the heel and leave it command and use these when you see a dog coming, as well as cross the street from where you see the other dog. All commands have to be taught first in non distracting areas and gradually you move training to the street.

For inside the home, you can get a barker breaker which you place in the home where the dog does most of its barking. This emits a high pitched sound that the dog will not like. Just a warning, you will also be able to hear the sound. It usually take a week or two before the dog starts to associate that with their barking.

You can also teach the difference between speak and quiet. Once the dog knows the difference, you can use the quiet command.

I will put links below for training and the nothing in life is free program.

Speak & Quiet

http://www.dogskool.com/web/news/summer2002/page3.html

http://petcaretips.net/teach-dog-stay-quiet.html

video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzicNWOKoKg

Amtek barker breaker *

https://www.amtekpet.com/super-barker-breaker

Nothing in life is free program

https://www.sfspca.org/sites/default/files/dog_commands_nothing-in-life-is-free.pdf