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How often do your dogs get into fights?

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by robert-, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    never, my dogs have never had a fight, or so much as redirected when dogs/squirls or anything pass by, they are good dogs thus far hehe.
  2. gh32

    gh32 Little Dog

    Sounds like you need a chain.I don't let mutiple apbts run loose so mine don't have that problem.
  3. xdogs

    xdogs Good Dog

    If the issue is only in the yard, then don't let them outside together.
    When you ask about amount of FIGHTS, people will consider anything involving major effort to get them apart a fight. Once this breed is engaged, you don't just hollar and have compliance. Anything less than that, that does not involve wounds on the dogs, I would call a disagreement or challenge. If you have one every other day, you soon will have a fight. Good luck with that, if all three dogs are involved.

    I have a segregated household. Some of the dogs get to hang out in pairs while supervised. If I saw that many challenges, they wouldn't get to hang out anymore. Period. Learned the hard way.

    MZBULLDOG Little Dog

    Control your dogs! IF your dogs are fighting then solve the problem, chain your dogs, seperate them.

    My two dont fight, I have had one incident with my girl and a friends pit (kids let my pup out by accident) and they had a scrap, bit messy but lernt my lesson.
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  5. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    My dogs Bowzer and Zahra have gotten into full blown fights only 2 times in 2 years where there was a good amount of damage involved. Other than that occasionally a small scruffle will break out but usually a sharp voice command stops them, or one dog will snap at the other over a toy or whatever else very rarely, or maybe when one dog is tired and the other still wants to play. I have 4 dogs, accidents and fights rarely happen, however its not unusual for my dogs to have minor wounds from each other occasionally tho. They can have toys to play with but food and bones and other very high value items are put up and only given while crated. The dogs are ALWAYS supervised at all times during play. :sonn_u11:

    MZBULLDOG Little Dog

    Lucky you dont have apbts then. Wish a sharp voice would have stopped mine lol
  7. ColbyDogs

    ColbyDogs Big Dog

    I do not keep count.

    My dogs fight when one is tired of the other dogs shit so to avoid that issue we try and seperate them before it gets to that point. I can sense a dog fight is about to happen and do my best to defuse the situation before it escalates to a physical altercation. Sometimes I can make it to them in time and sometimes I cannot, the thing is is that we know how to handle the situation and can get the dogs apart within seconds after initial contact and reduce the chances of any real serious injuries that they my acquire while engaged.

    The main thing, know your dogs, understand thier limits and try your best not to allow them the oppertunity to cause harm to each other. Avoid all the triggers that can cause fights and be sure to give each dog a seperate safe zone for the dogs to relax in without the stress from each other. Shit happens, I understand this and accept it, I wouldn't own multiple dogs if I couldn't handle it. I just wish other people would learn thier own limitations and not acquire multiple dogs when most of them cannot even handle just the one single dog that currently resides in thier home never mind the addition of multiples.
  8. PatienceFlame

    PatienceFlame Good Dog

    Havent had a fight in months and I'd like to keep it that way with crate and rotate but yes, I admit my dogs are no sweet angels and HAVE fought (full blown fights where I had to choke Riley off the ambulldog mix to stop her from killing the other dog because at the time I didn't have a break stick around) a few times.
    They are never around eachother anymore and Riley isnt trusted around new or aggressive dogs.

    sounds to me like you need to rotate or risk a full blown fight and if they are anything like my APBT once she turns on there is NOTHING stopping that damn dog from getting what she wants.
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  9. GingerGirl

    GingerGirl Big Dog

    Mine just squabble but it sounds horrible to someone who has never witnessed it before...Ginger has a very in your face play style that my roommate's dog sometime doesn't tolerate. Not fighting, just the other dog saying get out of my face. If it lasts more than a few seconds we just make them have a time out and all is good in the world again.

    Thankfully there are no food or toy issues...they bump each other out of the way and keep eating, drinking, playing, etc.

    MZBULLDOG Little Dog

    Visitors scare when they see my two playing. They pick up there feet off the floor and curl up on the couch hahaha, meanwhile im sitting there LMFAO in hyserics @ them.

    Ive had two accidents with food, Stage is very protective of his bones, Grace has come running inside with blood gushing out her mouth and face, shes lernt her lesson.
  11. Phebes

    Phebes Little Dog

    Haven't had a fight in two years. I had a 57 lb male foster who charged through the door and banged into my 14 year old female, she turned grabbed him then he grabbed her then all hell broke loose when Sil grabbed him. Three way fight. Choked him off, had him hanging then grabbed Sil. There was a few good punctures. The foster was a dog who went for the front legs which I hate cause they can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time.
    I have had a few scuffles usually caused by Sil when she gets annoyed by the other dogs which is always caused by cabin fever due to the weather, if there is to much snow or way to hot it seems to make her mad so she takes it out on any dog that dares to get close to her and this sure has been the year for bad weather.
    My 2 AB Xs got into it but that amounted to a lot of noise and banging teeth together. Most times if I yell knock it off everything settles down.
  12. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    Scruffy and Boo generally get into a fight about once or twice a year, they are kept separate 24/7 but there are always accidents. If my dogs were kept together im almost positive they'd fight until one of them was dead
  13. yanja

    yanja Big Dog

    gottie and gigi get into agruements from time to time. Usually because Gottie is annoyed with her or because all of a sudden the toy is worthy of a challenge lol. But a "HEY" is good enough to break them up! Gigi needs more of a renforcement to stop than gottie. But after i tell them off they get so sad and apologitic. They come up to me trying to kiss me and cuddle like "sorry" "it wasnt my fault" lol they are dorks.
  14. Rainmaker

    Rainmaker Banned

    How often?

    Well.. I never let them together.. not even a taste of them being together. It's like slapping my face with trouble everytime. These dogs are better off alone. They are too hot to handle. They are either cage or on chains.
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  15. danorth

    danorth Little Dog

    None yet. Play where blood is drawn as in scratches on the throat? Yes. 4 month old female pup and 14 month male bully love to wrestle, for extended periods even. But they don't fight. They each make their noise to say it is too much and the other listens and stops.....for a second or so!

    The pup is so fast to eat she eats her food all gone, then runs to his bowl and shoves her face in there to eat with him. Thank God they are not food aggressive.
  16. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    In my 18 years of owning dogs, I can count the number of "scuffles" I've had on one hand and never with the same dogs twice. I take management VERY seriously and if they were prone to multiple scuffles a week, they would be permanently separated. If you can't control the fight triggers in your yard, I'd start taking them out one at a time.
  17. Machew

    Machew Little Dog

    Trooper (boxadore) and Oscar (apbt) play pretty rough, serious fights that ended with blood... Twice. One time my ex was "watching them", and they started really getting into it, good thing I was in the kitchen, she just stood there and looked at them. Glad she is gone. :D Second one, they were playing and all of a sudden, SNAP, they were fighting. Two bloody dogs, and I got in the middle. Few scratches a bite on the arm, oh well. They are watched MUCH closer now. When they start to get a little too into playing, I just walk over and they quit. They have been with me for over a year and thats it. (Knocks on wood.)
  18. junkyard

    junkyard Puppy

    I only have one at the moment but when there are more than one, they NEVER fight.
    If i allowed them together they would be full of scars and i would be a regular at the vets. Its not an option for me, i have witnessed a yard accident on someones elses yard once while we were close by and a fair amount of damage was inflicted in very small amount of time.
    i have also seen the aftermath of a very drawn out yard accident as the dogs were discovered when the owner came home and we think they had been at it for about three hours or so by the neighbours reports of noise from the other dogs on the yard screaming at the two fighting. One dog had two broken legs and was full of holes while the other , who was a very old dog living out her last years in comfort losing teeth and coming near death. I think with these sorts of dogs there is no room for play fighting or actions that can and WILL lead to trouble.
  19. 2die4uk

    2die4uk Puppy

    my dogs play fight alot they have only ever had one fight and that was over in like 5 seconds but that was because the pit tired to take something from the german shepherd and the shepherd rolled him over and held him down growled at him then walked off.

    the pit starts alot of the play fights and they do look really bad sometimes but as soon as i shout out OI they both stop
  20. Alma

    Alma GRCH Dog

    I have to say Never here as well.

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