Labradoodle Question

We have an 11 month labradoodle, she is wonderful, except she does not like other animals. How...

We have an 11 month labradoodle, she is wonderful, except she does not like other animals. How do we train her to accept other animals being around her?

    In Labradoodle - Asked by Anonymous - 4/14/2012 7:48:28 PM
I do not know; look at the temperament issues above, it sounds like you have a problem which could take a long time to resolve (unknown tendencies) if at all, it happens when they mix two breeds that have nothing in common.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/17/2012 5:46:30 PM

PS - This is a mixed breed which likes to be the dominant dog/family member and you have to be able to make the dog understand this. If you can not this dog will be work in your home and it could have occasional negative outbursts which could become damaging (biting, attacks, etc.). Good luck.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/17/2012 5:51:16 PM

Please look for, and buy, the book called The Loved Dog. I believe the authors name is Gellar or similar. She is a dog trainer (Oprah used her, and she can afford ANYONE!) and her methods deal with most behavioral problems.I have had remarkable success. Don't give up, and don't be be discouraged by people that just say a flippant Good Luck! Start socializing her immediately but be careful to start with calm submissive dogs
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/30/2012 11:03:07 PM

To the response below if you have an aggressive dog why would you start socializing the dog with calm submissive dogs? Aggression towards other animals will be worse with animals it knows it can boss around without a fight. Start punishing the dog and separating the dog when it misbehaves, it needs to know YOU are the BOSS!! Reward when good but all must be rewarded, do not exclude one over the other, all are equal. Good luck.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/10/2012 5:09:52 PM

Sounds like fear aggression! Rarely do you find an aggressive doodle unless there is a medical reason. Do NOT punish! Take your doodle to your vet and insist they do a full Thyroid panel. As a Dir with the Doodle Rescue Collective, everytime someones gives there doodle up because of 'aggression' it is either fear or no thyroid! After seeing the vet, find a positive trainer and let him/her show you how to work with your doodle.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/12/2012 10:12:24 AM

I wish people would stop trying to blame negative traits of a mixed breed; fear aggression is a negative trait of smaller poodles; not a medical thing; JUST LOOK ON THIS WEB SITE!!! Unfortunately you will get both the good and bad side of breeds when mixed.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/30/2012 12:42:16 AM