My fiance and I have been working on basic training and behavior with our 6 month old Corgi, Chase. So far he has learned and responded well to "sit" and "go to bed" but the real issue we have is his mannerisms with strangers. This may be (and probably is) my fault because when I first got him I would not let strangers in Petsmart or Petco touch him. I am not a huge fan of exchanging germs with other people and I did not want them to make him sick or pass their germs on to him. But now Chase does not respond well to strangers, be it human or animal. Whether we're on a walk or at home, whenever he sees a new person or animal he barks non-stop and does not want to be touched. Ooops :(
We go on walks all the time to try and socialize him more but it's the same story every time, a person passes by and Chase loses it! He is not mean or aggressive, just loud! I want to enroll him in a puppy behavioral class but I am afraid because of the way he acts. Training classes can be really expensive and I don't want to end up wasting money on this if he will not calm down enough to learn anything!!
I am so desperate to change this behavior. A few people have suggested a muzzle, but I really hate those because I wouldn't do that to my child or a human so why my Chase? Plus, that doesn't really solve the problem or correct the behavior....