Mastiff Question

My four year old mastiff listens well and I have established myself as the alpha dog and make...


My four year old mastiff listens well and I have established myself as the alpha dog and make him walk behind me outside but sometimes he still raises the hackles barks and lunges at strangers and strange dogs. How do I stop him from doing this? Off leash is friendly. He also is a fraidy cat at certain things. Won't come upstairs unless you help him by placing his back paws on the steps.

    In Mastiff - Asked by Anonymous - 3/10/2012 6:28:31 PM
bring in a friend that your mastiff has never met before and keep him on a leash if he barks tell him no and ignore him... and to get him up the stairs leave a trail of treats that he loves and place them on the stairs then at the top leave a pile of treats and each time he goes up them tell him good boy.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/19/2012 4:11:08 PM