My fiancé and I recently moved to a new apartment building that is much larger, and has a lot more people with dogs than our previous residence. The problem is that when we take our two outside to the pet area to do their business they lose their shit if another dog walks by or comes out. They will just start barking and trying to run towards the other dog (not in an aggressive way
). We'll no sooner manage to get one calmed down than the other one will start acting up. Then we will have to wait for them to calm down after the other dog leaves before they will finish, making the whole thing take much longer. This is extra frustrating when it is just one of us taking them both out.
We always wait until the pet area is clear before taking them over, but other owners are increasingly not being as considerate making this an issue that I need to train out of them sooner rather than latter. Any advice, esspecially from from owners who have been through this, would be really appreciated.
Their ages are 1 1/2 and 4 if that plays a factor in how to train them.