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I recently fostered a miniature schnauzer, and she's very quiet, and not much of a barker. I haven't seen a mean bone in her body, and loves attention ( belly rubs, cuddling, etc). When I first got her, she was very shaky to noise as she wasn't use to cars, and any loud noises, as she was in the country. She's adjusted to that well, and doing better with her walks. I have a neighbour that I spend alot of time with, and she has a dog also (poodle), and I love that dog too, and they get along great. He is a nice dog, and usually a happy dog, but when I take both of them for a walk, everytime he sees other dogs, he has to be a bully and bark histarically, and he's moving around so much barking that he ends up bitting my dog by accident. Also when he's barking, he gets my dog going barking, etc. When I walk her alone, she's fine, and doesn't bark at them, she goes on her mary way. She's picking up his habbits, and frankly I don't like it. I don't want to ruin my friendship with the owner of the dog, so how do I deal with this without hurting her feelings? I don't want my dog to end up like that where she barks at other dogs and gets aggressive. What do I do?
 

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Well when I do walk both of them, I do re-direct both of them, but it never changes as the owners let him do what he wants, and walk where he wants when they walk there dog. Like i said in my post, when she's alone with me, she walks fine, it's only when they walk together. I think i'm gonna have to have a talk with her, and let her know that I can't walk both dogs together anymore, as I don't want my dog to pick up his habits, and behaviours. I also think i'm gonna start taking the Dog Trainer's course and train her that way as I am not a pro with dogs, and want to learn. I don't want to loose my LuLuBelle, so willing to do what it takes. I guess i'll have to try to talk to my neighbour and let her know WHY I can't walk the dogs together anymore. They lack alot of training with there dog, and even HAND feed there dog as it won't eat by itself????? lol Anyhoooooooooooooooooooooo ;)
Thanks for the advice
 
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