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Help! barking dog

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Dobey

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Barked: Tue Aug 2, '11 8:35pm PST 
Hi I have a doberman and he is 9 months old. he has a problem, when he sees a dog first he smells them then he stands there barking at the dogs face. Even when he is off leash he stands there barking at their face.
He doesn't want to play because when they chase him he run behind me. It happens nonstop and people are starting to get angry.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Barked: Wed Aug 3, '11 3:23pm PST 
Fear Period? Is it on leash, off leash or both? I would manage his environment and not allow these meet and greets. It MAY (emphasize MAY)be the start of reactivity. You might want to check out Scaredy Dog by Ali Brown.
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Dobey

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Barked: Wed Aug 3, '11 5:52pm PST 
It happens both on and off leash.
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Barked: Wed Aug 3, '11 5:55pm PST 
All dogs? Specific dogs? Strange dogs?

My guess is reactivity. He goes into fight or flight, tries to bluff them away and when it does not work, he runs.
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Dobey

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Barked: Wed Aug 3, '11 6:11pm PST 
It happens both on and off leash.
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Dobey

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Barked: Wed Aug 3, '11 7:36pm PST 
He does it to all dogs, even the dogs he knows.
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