My dog hates men how do I fix this?

asked 2020-12-28 01:31:33 -0600

I am just confused on how to help my dog with his one behavioral problem. He’s a great dog dead house broke learns tricks fast great with dogs and females great in public on a leash or anywhere. But when at home if a man walks into my house he flips out. Never has he but anyone but he charges at them barking and growling. I’ve tried removing social pressure from men when they enter and removing him from the room with a baby gate but allowing him to see me. He is very attached to me, I got him as a puppy so I know he’s never been abused by any men and don’t understand where this fear stems from or how to fix it. How do I fix this behavior to prevent it from escalating?

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answered 2020-12-28 17:42:43 -0600

I have a dog that hated men as well. What I did to make her tolerate men was to have them feed her, instead of me. I also had a man sit on the floor and feed her really good treats to show her that all men aren't bad. Her situation is a little different though because she was a rescue and I think a man abused her before. However, I think the same thing could work. You just have to associate men with good things and he will eventually warm up. Good luck!

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answered 2021-01-06 08:12:05 -0600

To add to the other suggestion. When you know a man needs to come into your home, have delicious treats by the door for him to throw to the dog .They should not look at or speak to the dog. He throws the treat as he ignores the dog. After awhile the dog should start associating men coming in as a positive. The no touch, talk, or eye contact is crucial.

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