I've got a field breed Springer thats five months old. He comes from some high caliber lines and I didn't expect behavioral issues.
He is always barking at other dogs. He gets in their face, gets his hackles up and just carries on. He doesn't bit just sort of insigates things even if the other dog is being submissive and not in any way threatening.
I want to put this to a stop.....
What are your recomendations? I've got a collar but I read that you don't want the dog to think the shock is comming from the other dog. So wouldn't a strong command and a shock in response to incompliance be appopriate?