hide and seek
At first, the man who sold me my Jazzmine told me she was a Labrador Cross German shepherd. So her training was not about always meeting new people or other pets... I was not the alpha...
At 4months, she began to become more and more protective of me (i'm a very shy and quiet girl, and she knows it) even agressive with other dogs and eventually humans. At only 5months she was trying to bite.. I was desperate.. I took a few steps back with her. I am a traveller so my dog's everything to me, she is my bestfriend. I decided to quit everything and just go somewhere else with her.. I figured out a way to make things easier for her and for me. I spend hours and hours, days after days, weeks, months working with her and myself.
Now she's 12months. I can go with her EVERYWHERE without a leash. She is so friendly with every animals, cats, rats, bunnies, dogs, etc. She is still nervous around certain people, but i know my Jazzmine now and I know what she really is (her REAL breed) so I can avoid what makes her feel too protective of me. I trained her to stay calm and quiet if a stranger come near me. I told her : ''Stay quiet and observe Jazz '' and she sit and wait.
Long story short, she is my first dog and wasn't an easy one, but I learn so much along the way and what is most amazing is that I learned more about myself than I ever did before. She was worth it and if I had to go back in time I'll do t all over and over again, as long that we're together.