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So you think your dog is aggressive...

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by K9 Love, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. K9 Love

    K9 Love Good Dog

    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 10, 2013
  2. Very informative which is helpful as me and my sister are dealing with a DA dog.
     
  3. joewhit

    joewhit Puppy

    I have a new client that has a Bull Terrier that is so food aggressive, if you drop a rawhide on the ground and try to hold her back from getting it, she gets viscious and goes after you with real intent to harm. It's like she goes from dr jeckyll into mr hyde in a second. It's terrifying to the owners and their former trainers who have given up on their dog. Any suggestions on an approach? thanks
     
  4. 85 Blue

    85 Blue Puppy

    dlm,

    Interesting story there. I only have 1 pit at this time; would love to have a second one but I fear the very same issue that you describe. I can't say for sure my dog is per say 'dominant' but he is unusually big with V type of body in which he can do some serious damage to another dog. Its really the only thing I dont like so much about the dog in a sense (the damage potential), otherwise Lil Boy is a loveable dog. I related to your story quite well as my prior dog (red nose, only at like 70 lbs) was always very fiesty, he was not neutered.
    We went to the dog beach one time; I had his favorite ball, I through it and it went a bit farther than normal, another dog (boxer) grabbed it and had it in his mouth, 'Sam' ran straight to the other dog and attacked him; now this is coming from me in which I have dogs and pets my whole life, it was an intimidating site to see because they were going at it full force with vigor. I ran over there and the other owner ran over there and after like 3 solid minutes we were able to break it up. It was not pleasant at all. Luckily the other owner understood and we both left off well. // For a long time I thought that if you have 2 dogs since that young (7 weeks) that they would always automatically get along, I suppose that that is not always the case.
     
  5. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    Have you invested in a breakstick? If not, you should really consider one. It's a great tool that's better to have and not need than need and not have
     
  6. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    I just stumbled across this and it is very well done; lots of pictures; good descriptors and illustrations of body language; overall seems to present good, useful information.

    I was slightly taken aback by the comment that DA dogs were dangerous to dogs and humans...but they clarified about people getting bit breaking up dog fights.

    This is a pretty extensive slide show done for shelter workers with the assumption that they are assessing and adopting dogs into homes of "average pet owners' which translates into "people pretty clueless about dog behavior and wanting a Lassie not a dog that is going to tax their already stressed thin time and resources".

    One warning towards the middle of the slide show there are some fairly graphic pictures of children bitten by dogs and dogs mauled by dogs.

    http://www.massanimalcoalition.com/resources/resources-for-groups/kelley-bollen-all-about-dogs.pdf
     
  7. LilianaLove

    LilianaLove GRCH Dog

    That's a great slide show.

    We do recommend "Culture Clash" in our 'new puppy reading guide', so maybe some of our new puppy people are already learning these things. One can only hope!
     
  8. Cofla

    Cofla Big Dog

    Excellent the reading on that link you posted Jazzy, especially to share it with potencial doggy sitters for Kimba, we haven't found one yet, but if we get one, I'll pass that plus particular info about Kimba.
    Sometimes when I speak with potential candidate I receive those comments about Cesar Milan and ow them who's boss, etc. etc. so I have to instruct people and make sure they believe me, so adding all that info in the PDF is a great help.

    Thanks.

    Eddy
     
  9. bsand

    bsand Good Dog

    I hate when people pull that Caesar Milan Shit and start making those nosies and the poking thing.
    This guy tried to do that when we were trying to introduce our puppys(on leash) and his dog started to growl the guy started poking and making tssst nosies which didn't stop any thing. I took that as a hint to keep walking Lol
     
  10. MindyMGerber

    MindyMGerber Banned

    No, my dog is not aggrassive. He is very polite, obedient and well behaved. He follows all my instructions and orders. I am fully happy with him.
     

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