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Always Expect a Bulldog To Fight

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by tat2stuff, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

  2. mexr69

    mexr69 Puppy

    Cool thanks for the advance! i just got myself an APBT i also have a 7yo English staffy. Cheers will defs keep this in MIND!
     
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  3. Boogie87

    Boogie87 Puppy

    I just ordered a break stick after freaking years of ignorance. My question to you is it there a thread or instruction video on not only how to use the break stick but also how to handle the fight in general. I have taken steps to keep seperated and also using mussels but there is always that chance.
     
  4. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    Watch this.
     
  5. Boogie87

    Boogie87 Puppy

    Thank you thank you. That was awesomely helpful.
     
  6. Annabellam

    Annabellam Puppy

    I do not watch Cesar Millan and do not agree with some of his ideas. I agree aggression or fighting can result from the stupidest things. Situations that may aggravate it should be avoided and one should be careful when resolving the fights to ensure that they do not lead to a flare up.
     
  7. Boogie87

    Boogie87 Puppy

    I have recently realized that my Duke has DA its not bc he can be "triggered" is bc when it happens you can not call him off Beau can be called off. Duke will go into a state it has happened 3 times, this time i got smart and joined this forum and learned. I never know when or what will make Duke go after Beau. They have been together 3 years the first time wasnt bad, the second and third were. I thought if we kept toys away everything would be fine. This time Beau found half a dead animal i told him to drop it and duke attacked him. I realized i had to be better owner. We use mussels and i have a break stick on the way i take them outside seperatly. Duke doesnt growl everytime he sees Beau and it would be very easy to think well they can be around each other but i know better now. I am taking very very strict precautions. And it in all honesty the change has not effected us the way i thought it would. I still spent quality time with tham as does my husband. They are not crated 24 7. Duke has his own bedroom. Beau watches TV with my husband duke watches tv with me. Then we roatate and it has become very natural. If we ever, ever have to have them together a mussel is used on both.
    I can tell you the greatest pain in my life is not taking precautions its having a dog bleeding and shaking after a fight. Not bc i didnt watch for "triggers" but bc i didnt understand the breed.
     
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  8. Ree Sanchez

    Ree Sanchez Puppy

    A couple of quick questions.
    Our two dogs (Zeus and Hades) got into a horrible fight last week. Zeus managed to choke out Hades, he had him by the collar. My Uncle got the dogs apart, made sure they were both ok and attended to the hurt one.
    Since this happened, we are scared to let the Dogs play alone outside together. Should this be something that we fear? Keeping them separate can't be good either, plus it has been very difficult. We also have a younger puppy (Aries) who is not a pit. He is a boxer/ german sheperd mix. Both dogs are good with him. My Son said that the fight between the other two dogs started after Hades was playing with Aries very rough. That is when Zeus attacked Hades.
    Zeus is big dog, we call him the power house. People are terrified when he barks. Zeus is also the sweetest dog when it comes to our Family, especially my Daughter. He has never even growled at a household member. As for strangers and other dogs, he is not very nice at all. He has been surprisingly good with the other two dogs. Zeus is 3, Hades is 1, and Aries is 9 months. We expected issues with Zeus, and there hasn't been any. He had been very protective over Aries though, and hates when the other two dogs start playing and fighting. He puts a stop to it by basically separating the dogs with his body. Zeus is basically the King of this house. The other two do not ever try to pick on him.
    This situation has been extremely stressful. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  9. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    CRATE AND ROTATE. Do you have a breakstick??
     
  10. oldman

    oldman Little Dog

    Pit bulls were bred for hundreds of years to fight. People need to do some research on the breed they choose to keep as a pet. If you want a pet choose a breed that is bred especially bred for being a pet. When you choose a working dog bred for a certain task do not expect them to completely forget all of the years of selective breeding it took to make the dog good at what he was bred for.
     

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