If The Dog You’re Walking Is Barking At Another Dog, What Should You Do?
I remember the first time I dog-walked with my dog, and we saw another dog. It was a good thing that I had read this article beforehand because it gave me some really helpful tips on what to do in this situation! For example, if your dog is barking at another dog then you should try walking away from them to distract your dog’s attention. Or, if that doesn’t work, find a way for both dogs to play together like throwing treats or toys between them.
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Stop in your tracks and wait for the dogs to pass
Don’t let your dog approach the other dog when it is barking at them. If they are not close enough to make physical contact with each other, try and predict which way the dog you’re walking will go and turn in that direction before they get there so that he has less of a chance to see or smell another dog. Whenever possible, keep both dogs separate by having one on either side of a fence for example.
When your dog sees another dog from afar- stop in your tracks and wait for the dogs to pass while remaining calm and quiet yourself as well. This gives time for tension or anxiety levels between themselves to subside but also helps prevent more conflict if their paths cross again later on down the street!
Try to distract it with a toy
Find something both dogs like and throw it towards each others
Make sure that if you plan on getting close enough for physical contact with either dog – make sure to have treats readily available when doing so.
Dogs are often more receptive to treats than too much yelling so if you want them to play nicely with one another try throwing some between both of them!
Keep an eye on both dogs while they are interacting with one another
After a dog is sufficiently distracted with an outside object or toy, it’s important to keep an eye on them while they are interacting. If the dog you’re walking begins barking at the other dog again then try and distract him by throwing more treats in his direction.
If one dog has been bullied before- don’t automatically think he’ll be happy to see any new faces but rather take it slow and introduce him gradually when possible (but always under supervision). This will help avoid future conflict if done correctly from the outset.
Don’t let the dog you’re walking go up to someone else’s dog when it starts barking – be patient with one, while being calm yourself as well so that their anxiety levels will come down naturally over time without conflict.
As long as there are no hard feelings on either side of the fence, have two separate fences next to each other but not touching (in order to keep them from seeing or smelling one another) before letting them interact – this prevents any chance of dog-to-dog contact and reduces the chances they might get into a fight.
You should never let your dog go up to another dog when it’s barking at them because that will likely just make matters worse, so be patient with one while remaining calm as well in order for their anxiety levels between themselves to come down without conflict over time.
Put yourself between two aggressive dogs
Never let your dog near an unfamiliar dog when he is barking because if things go bad – it will likely just make matters worse. Don’t be afraid to get close enough for physical contact though, but have plenty of treats on hand before doing so as well!
Call animal control
Call animal control if it is safe to do so and the dog you’re walking has remained aggressive after trying these steps. If not, call for backup from a friend or family member who can safely intervene in order to get your dog away before anything escalates too much.
Be patient with one dog while remaining calm as well so that their anxiety levels between themselves will come down without conflict over time when faced with another dog they are barking at.
There are many different ways you can try and stop this behavior if your dog is barking at other dogs but always remember – it’s important to remain calm yourself to help keep everyone else calm too!
If these methods don’t work – find a dog trainer or behavioral specialist who specializes in aggressive pets. If these tips still aren’t working then consider speaking with an animal professional.