How do I handle my overprotective dog?
Hello, I have a 4-year-old bullmastiff who I bought 3 months ago. He has started barking at people who walk by in the house and the car and barks at people when we're out on walks. I believe he's trying to protect me as I am a somewhat timid person. I want to stop this behavior. I took him to obedience classes which helped a lot for general obedience but he still barks. What do I do?
If you are not able to handle him, you should contact an experienced trainer or animal behaviorist that is used to working with large dogs. If you took him to basic "petsmart" type obedience classes that is not what you need to do.
A bullmastiff is not the right breed for someone who does not know how to handle dogs.
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