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    Update.
    I started to take diesel out alone on our regular walking route before we took the pups out. I hoped if we bumped into another dog I would gauge how diesel is. After the walk we go back and we take all dogs.
    What I have found is diesel only shows aggression when the pups are there ?
    I am trying my best to manage it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyjj View Post
    Update.
    I started to take diesel out alone on our regular walking route before we took the pups out. I hoped if we bumped into another dog I would gauge how diesel is. After the walk we go back and we take all dogs.
    What I have found is diesel only shows aggression when the pups are there ?
    I am trying my best to manage it
    follow Pati's advice and also keep in mind.... if you are tense or thnking/anticipating this behavior, he knows it and feels he has to 'protect'. Try not to think about it and just enjoy the walk
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    follow Pati's advice and also keep in mind.... if you are tense or thnking/anticipating this behavior, he knows it and feels he has to 'protect'. Try not to think about it and just enjoy the walk
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    I definitely suggest getting a trainer/behaviorist if the problem is progressing. One suggestion I have though is that you don't necessarily want to prevent him from growling all the time -- if there really is danger or he feels frightened then that's how he communicates. From time to time Ruckus will bark or growl at something (mainly garbage trucks and loud music) and then look at me as if to say "hey mom, uh I'm not so sure about this, what's your take?" and he learned that if I told him "it's ok, good boy" that there wasn't danger and he generally stops the warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8erjackie View Post
    I definitely suggest getting a trainer/behaviorist if the problem is progressing. One suggestion I have though is that you don't necessarily want to prevent him from growling all the time -- if there really is danger or he feels frightened then that's how he communicates. From time to time Ruckus will bark or growl at something (mainly garbage trucks and loud music) and then look at me as if to say "hey mom, uh I'm not so sure about this, what's your take?" and he learned that if I told him "it's ok, good boy" that there wasn't danger and he generally stops the warning.
    before this started diesel would play bark but I have never heard him growl, he was badly attacked in February / early march time by a banned breed in the uk. He was shook up bad, his first growl was after that in the vets, but as the days went on he became chilled again,
    we got the pups and went walks, one night he didn't want to sleep at my side of the bed he wanted to go with the pups,
    if I take him out with Gucci ( chihuahua ) he's cool with other dogs, when the pups are there he's different.
    His life story in a nutshell lol

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    Start from a quiet spot when he can observe passers by wile on the walk with pups -give him treats for calm behaviour , it will take time and a bit of work but its worth trying to do something
    I forgot to mention to remain calm yourself but @2BullyMama got you covered here xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pati Robins View Post
    Start from a quiet spot when he can observe passers by wile on the walk with pups -give him treats for calm behaviour , it will take time and a bit of work but its worth trying to do something
    I forgot to mention to remain calm yourself but @2BullyMama got you covered here xx
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    tomorrows a new day, all advice noted and will be put into action

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyjj View Post
    @Pati Robins. @2BullyMama
    Thanks both xxx
    tomorrows a new day, all advice noted and will be put into action
    Look at it this way - im still trying to teach Shy to walk nice on a leash and stop her squeaking like im murdering her at the beginning of a walk -since 2013 ;-) lol
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    Protective of the pups, learning his new role in the pack maybe?
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