I moved to Alberta six months ago with my year and a half doberman, Xerxes. We moved in with a rotty the same age and they became good friends. However, the rotty wasn't socialized like Xerxes had been and Xerxes started learning really bad habits, barking and lunging at strangers and dogs on walks (just to fit in with the rotty). My husband knew of a place in Saskatchewan that you send your dogs and they train them the basics and send them back. I wasn't thrilled about the costs, or sending them away but he knew someone who had great results so I went along. Turns out all they do is shock train everything. They bring them along the fence with barking dogs and shock them until they learn to ignore it. They shock on EVERY command and they keep them in a set "place" all the time in the house. When we brought them back home, the two decided they hate eachother and don't stop fighting. My doberman had a huge chunk ripped out of his chest and had to undergo surgery. We have been keeping them separate for 4 months now so they don't kill one another. We have tried behaviouralists and everything. Even on walks Xerxes attempts to attack every dog and person within a blocks reach and it breaks my heart. He used to run up and kiss everyone and everything and was so happy. Now he is like a chainsaw going off every 5 minutes. Anyone have any ideas on how to get him to love again? Especially on the walks. We'd like the two boys to learn to get along again without having to give one up but I think we may have too. This is killing me more everyday to see what I did to him by sending him away. He is my pride and joy and I just want him back to how he was. Please help.