Problem: Dolly is very nervous outside
Analysis: What a lovely couple, both rescues, Ela 3 yrs old and Dolly 2 1/2 yrs old. Dolly is very nervous outside, Elsa sets her off. Ela was very well trained but is now getting away with things. Ela also barks outside and then Dolly starts and it sometimes looks as if Dolly could be aggressive.
Advice Given: We did a lot of training with the word "watch" and also advised putting some ground rules in for Ela, for example, No picking her up! With regards to the barking issue and Dolly looking aggressive it's obviously making the owners feel tense whilst out which will not help the situation so I have advised that Dolly should wear a muzzle until their confidence is stronger. I also advised them getting a "perfect fit" harness and have left them with some homework!
I recently met up with Zoe for a walk and she brought Dolly and Ela and I took my rescue dog Jasper and we all had a lovely and calm 2 mile road walk.