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Hi guys!
My 3 month puppy is generally quite a friendly dog with every stranger in the house or when we go visit someone.But when we have our walks the moment she sees another person passing by she starts barking and pulling.If the stranger comes to pet her she licks him and wags her tail.She seems happy,but it's quite annoying because not everybody wants a dog barking excessively towards him and the pulling makes her choke.Even in the coffee shop she goes around tables and stays for some petting....I don't think she barks aggressively but what could I do to stop it?She has seen many people and I have no problem people peting her...Also she barks at dogs on the street....She either runs the other way or pulls to get close to them,barking at the same time...I've let her meet some dogs but they were older and didn't give her too much attention so they can play.....
What can I do?I'm afraid if she grows up this way it will be impossible for me to hold on the leash i m not like o giant or something..:decision:
 

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It sounds like she's just really excited about everything, as many pups are.

The best way to deal with this is to get far enough away from people or dogs that she doesn't react, but can see them. Praise and treat her calm behavior. Slowly (over the course of days or even weeks) move closer and praise and treat calm behavior. If she starts barking, back up. You're encouraging calm behavior. Eventually, she'll get the point that you like her to be calm when she sees things, and that being calm earns tasty treats, so she'll keep being calm.

This mostly just takes time and patience.
 

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I tried this yesterday night when a gsd was barking at her from a balcony!As long as she was not barking and kept sneeffing not giving attention to the dog I gave her treats...I think I should keep treats with me at all times during the walk for a bunch of reasons :p
 
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