Someone tell me please!!! What would you do if your dog started jumping up in the air bouncing around on two feet on his leash barking and growling?? It happens so sudden and about half of the time i do not see anything! Thanks to the prozac this has went from every time we go walking, to every other time. But why is he doing that? One trainer i was using told me to just take the leash and run in the other direction that he is barking. If i do that... he will just bark in the other direction. The behaviorist we went and seen before putting him on prozac recommended a "Forced Down" A forced down is where you do not say anything. Force him into a sit, and then a lay. take your hands off, and every time he jumps back up, you put him back down. and when he is calm then you can give him the okay. This actually works well on Ruckus. His barking/lunging for the whole walk will stop. Unless something really gets him going like a four wheeler, loud truck, or motorcycle. I feel back about putting him in a forced down.... The other thing I have used with great success is a bark collar. He always barks before he acts a fool and lunges and hops. But I feel awful about using one on him. I used it for two weeks and he was doing great. And then i noticed that when i would put his collar on him he would tuck his tail, put his ears back and walk really slow and far behind on his leash. So I Immediately stopped the bark collar. Ruckus's behavior is DANGEROUS! He lunges and cars and twice he was almost hit by a car on his leash despite my best efforts. If I cannot get over far off of the road I have no choice but to hold the leash tight and basically physically hold Ruckus by his collar and shoulders. Another time he lunged at a motorcycle and the leash came from my hands. He ran across a four lane highway and then back across it again to me. Cars were stopped everywhere, people were honking... I about had a heart attack. He will only do this a couple of days out of the week. One those same "crazy days" he will try to crawl out the car window to get cows, and trucks. I get scared to take this dog on a walk! I dont understand what is going on in his mind. He is for the most part a normal dog 4 or 5 days out of the week. Suggestions please! maybe up his prozac?