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My dog is making a lot of problems when we take him out for a walk, how to improve his behaviour?

So my dog is a Husky, 3 years old, and we have a lot of problems with him when we take him outside for a walk. Firstly, whenever we are passing by any small dog breed, he starts to pull really hard towards them, and it looks like if we would let him come close it wouldn't end in a friendly way, so we don't let him come close. Secondly whenever we pass same size dog or even bigger, who is a male, he starts to act really aggresively, we tried to let him come close to those kind of dogs few times, but it always ended up in them trying to bite each other (ofcourse our dog would start it), well and the last problem is that, when we are passing by a female dog which is his size or bigger, he tries to hump her... (he also tries to do this to or little kitten..) When he was younger the bad thing is he didnt really get to socialize with other dogs, since where we live there are not many, and now he is completly unsocialized, and acts like that. I do realize that he may be acting like that because of his age, but there still is a way to make him stop acting like that isnt there ? i do not trust him anymore, i would like to trust him again,in case anyone is wondering we do make him wear a muzzle when we are out for a walk, but it is a pain to see him in it :(. Also we are considering to castrate him, but we are not sure, since most of the dogs we know who are castrated are really dull, and dont seem to enjoy living, thy just eat and sleep like cats. Now our dog is such a sunshine when he is at home with us (he is not castrated), but once we step outside together with him, he turns into someone else :'), so it would be really sad to see him end up being dull and sad.So the question would be is there a way to improve his behaviour? should we castrate him ? or should we just wait it out, when this stuff like mating and prooving his dominance won't interset him as much anymore? if we should wait it out then at least please suggest any way to make him act at least a bit better when we are taking him out for a walk :( thank you for your time reading this and also sorry for spelling or grammar mistakes, I'm still learning english :)
· 2018-09-24T23:36:45+0530 24 Sep 2018 11:36 pm

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· 2018-11-14T16:22:12+0530 14 Nov 2018 4:22 pm
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Please get in touch with a trainer. You can also watch video on youtube for training that will help you.
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· 2020-02-17T18:18:55+0530 17 Feb 2020 6:18 pm
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When a dog is aggressive towards other dogs there are several reasons behind it. You need to identify the type of aggression he displays before you find out the solution to it. You already know his behavior pattern so you have completed the first step. As you have mentioned, one reason for aggression in your husky could be a lack of socializing. Premature weaning of the puppies causes aggression in some dogs. The best age to adopt a puppy is when it is more than 8 weeks old and before it reaches 3 months.If you adopted your husky at a premature stage he has not picked up the social skills from his mother or the litter. In this case, he will not be able to communicate well with other dogs. He will be hostile towards all the other dogs, with an urge to either dominate them or they will scare him. Most dogs go through a heat period during which female dogs attract them. This phase continues for a while before subsiding and he will behave in a normal manner after that. You can take your dog for a long walk during this period or play with him in the park to tire him out.Aggression in dogs is an issue you can solve by taking professional help. You should first contact your vet to rule out any medical problem with your husky. Hypothyroidism, physical, neurological problems like epilepsy, encephalitis, and brain tumors sometimes cause aggression.Castration in dogs reduces only male hormone-induced aggression. If there are psychological reasons, castration will not change his behavior much. Yet, you can ask your vet for the other pros and cons of castration.In case the cause of aggression is due to a medical problem you can start the medication for your husky. Sometimes aggression in dogs is because of stress or fear which leads to anxiety. In your case, this may be the case when your husky sees a dog bigger than him. You can also consult a professional dog trainer or an animal behaviorist. The professional will create a plan for managing the aggression of your husky. Do not use punishment as a way of treating your husky as he may try to defend himself by biting you.Most professionals suggest a conditioning method to reduce aggression in dogs. In classical conditioning, you award the dog with a treat when he sees another dog. In opulent conditioning, you give the dog a treat when he behaves well or plays with the other dog. You can carry dog treats with you when you take your husky for a walk and reward him when he sees another dog. Reward him again if he behaves well with the other dog. Contact a professional trainer in case his behavior does not change. You can continue his medicines in case of a medical problem along with his training. The key is to be gentle with him and calm him down with love and not anger.
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