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Old 02-02-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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My adopted dog was "abused" and is afraid of men and boys and all dogs except our dog. She is ok with my 3 boys and husband but I am afraid to have people over to my house cuz she would bite them (she has already tried). She is also difficult on walks. I don't have a lot of money for private trainer and she can't be near other dogs for dog classes. Any ideas or advice would be wonderful. She is a 2 year old coon hound mix. She has come a long ways and is trusting more and more. We have had her 1 1/2 years. Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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Get some of Cesar Milan's books, since he is the new fad on dog training.

I preferred books by Richard Wolters specifically Family Dog would be a good one for you.

Understand that you will need to spend up to lots and lots of hours per week to break this type of habit.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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With this issue you need some professional help. You'll get lots of good info on this issue here but based on your post I would recommend you skip all that and find a great dog behavior specialist.
I agree that a specialist will save you a lot of time and mistakes. However if money is really tight and you can't find anyone to work with you and your budget you might try looking over at The Abandoned Dog blog The Abandoned Dog She has a rescued dog with some of the same issues and had been working with a behaviorist and reading up on books he has suggested. I don't think it would be a perfect solution but it may give you some insight and start helping with your dog's issues.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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I agree that a specialist will save you a lot of time and mistakes. However if money is really tight and you can't find anyone to work with you and your budget you might try looking over at The Abandoned Dog blog The Abandoned Dog She has a rescued dog with some of the same issues and had been working with a behaviorist and reading up on books he has suggested. I don't think it would be a perfect solution but it may give you some insight and start helping with your dog's issues.
As you can see I changed my post to more reflect the OP's criteria. I still think cutting something elsewhere to get your dog some one on one professional training with more that pay for itself with years of enjoyment with the dog in question. Instead of constant heartache and potential law suits.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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My dogs the same, we have tried everything - had trainers etc, but he still bites people, its awful please help us with advice, I love my dog so much but it's awful, help!
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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My dogs the same, we have tried everything - had trainers etc, but he still bites people, its awful please help us with advice, I love my dog so much but it's awful, help!
It's behavioral not "training." You need a behaviorist, not a trainer. Talk with your vet to get a recommendation for someone in your area. You can also contact your local shelter, they may have access to a behaviorist.

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