Scent is an unusual cause for me. Is there any other possible cause which we can easily overlook? I think trying to understand why our dogs do certain things is important, but I guess that should not stop us from teaching the dog that it is not okay to bark at such times.
Thanks, Spica. I guess I'll wait a little more before introducing her to the collar. I know it's safe, but since the dog is still young, I wonder if even the slightest amount of zap will scare her too much. Even more so if I am going to use it all day to train her.
Could it be that your dog is shy or anxious to meet other dogs? Sometimes I think of dogs like humans, and I remember how children may be shy to enter a new, unknown crowd. Have you tried bringing it somewhere more quiet first and see how she responds?
I agree with traceenaomie. I wouldn’t take it personally either. People always have their own opinions on different things. It’s hard to please everyone anyway, plus owning a dog is not your neighbor’s business. Even if the neighbor dislikes your dog, you are not doing anything wrong.
I think making mistakes is fine, we are all learning, learning together with our dogs, trying different methods or ways to train and get along with our dogs. I don’t think I want to change any things that are specific, but I do agree maybe I could watch my dog’s emotions more attentively.