now here is my problem he said that since Dozer was walking around outside his fence and barking if the cops had made there first he would have been listed as a vicious dog. and then he went on to list what would happen with each incident. Now I try really hard to keep him from getting out and getting out of the fence.
so here is my question, should I start with a behaviorist? to see if his issues are fear related. I have also considered contacting a bully rescue to see if they have trainer they recommend. I know he can be a sweet loving dog but there are issues to work on and i'm not sure where I should start. any suggestions I haven't thought of would be appreciated.
edit: I apologize I had a few distractions while I was writing this. while the family was a the vet Dozer pushed out of the back of his crate and jumped out the window. he is able to jump over the side fence and managed to get into the cul-d-sac. he was barking at the neighbors. I only found out he was out because a neighbor called me and told me. I have fixed where he got out of his crate. but now I want to move forward with training him but he is dog reactive on the leash so I can't take him to a training class. I'm not sure where to start with him.