Every now and again when I am walking Shaddy down the hill that consistis of my driveway he will attempt to latch onto my leg like he is going to hump. I try to stop him before he does it and I will put him into a sit and try to refocus him with some shakes and downs, etc,. It has been working up until the other day.
I decided to take Shadrak for a quick walk and he attempts do the grabbing onto my leg business. I tell him no and set him down (he had latched himself around my leg) I told him to sit and gave him a treat for doing so. As I am about to go back to us walking down the hill, he does it again! When I set him down and tell him to sit this time he pitches a fit. Trying to wrestle with me and seemingly almost trying to bite me!!!!! I end up grabbing the back of his kneck(not very hard) to keep him off me and I put him in my car. I leave him in there for about 10 mins (he likes being in my car and its cool out so this is not cruel btw). I am thinking that we can go back about our walk now that he has had some time to calm down. But I was WRONG! He does the exact same thing except he pitches more of a fit this time and I honestly think he meant to bite me! So I grab the back of his neck, to keep him off me again, and he settles down a little at this point. So I start making him do downs and stays, etc,. before I try to walk him back inside because I dont want him trying to do this to me for a thrid time.
After we get in the house I go out back and play a game of fetch with him and run around with him and then we do some more basis obedience work and then a game of tug. Finally, he is worn out and just goes off and passes out.
Here are some new things we've done lately that might be related(?):
started sleeping in my bed about a week ago
stopped taking steriods he was on. he was taken off slowly though.
went to a dog park, first time. nothing bad happened while there.
he wasnt listening to me at the dog park, too much going on
we are on NILIF but I dont do it for attention and he has started getting a little more demanding of attention (hes start nudging me and putting his nose in my lap)
hes 12 1/2 months
Sorry for such a long post, but I am really concerned. What should I do if he pitches another fit again? Just telling him no is not going to work. I do not think I handled the situation correctly because the situation escalated. What do I need to do to get him out of this?
Oh, the only time he ever tries to latch onto my leg is when we walk down the hill. I dont know what it is about the hill... Maybe the fact that I appear a little smaller as I walk down it, which is when he'll start to tuck in behind me. Any help is appreciated! He is neutered btw.