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Old 12-11-2012, 09:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Unless and adult dog was STELLAR in temperament there is no way he would be interacting with my 12 week old puppy. She needs to learn everything from dogs with great temperament. He is not even a mature dog.

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I agree with Nancy, and big dogs can injure young pups just by rolling them while running. Is there a puppy play group or puppy class you can go to if you want to socialize your puppy with other dogs? I wouldn't do a dog park either...not fair to a young pup.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
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the owner wants it on him during play " just in case" he gets too rough with my pup
IMHO this is precisely the wrong way to use an ecollar. When shocked while playing with another dog the dog with the collar doesn't think "Oh, I was playing too rough, I need to scale back". When shocked it thinks "This dog inflicts pain on me whenever I see it, I need to either ramp up my domination of it or slink away and attack it in fearful defense if it approaches me".

Also, Jocoyn is right. The aggressive male needs to be trained (properly) before play is allowed, and your dog is at a crucial stage where it needs to play with nice dogs, not problem ones.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thank you everyone for all your comments. I really appreciate it! Just so you know, I did not know that my friend was using a shock collar on her dog until we arrived. She "assured" me that her dog was "cured" of the behavior issues but the collar was needed "just in case" and to protect my pup. I was really nervous the whole time and I am not going to take my pup over there for play day anymore. Too risky. I am not familiar with e-collar training and do not use the method on my pup.

Yes, my pup has some other dogs she plays with and has a great time. She also goes to puppy school. My pup has the BEST temperment and is such a smart little girl. She is just perfect!!!! I feel very fortunate to have found the breeder recommendation from this website.

I will consider myself very lucky that nothing bad happened while playing with the e-collared male. It was very irresponsible of me to allow play once I was told about the e-collar. If I can't protect my pup from potential harm, who can......

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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E collar while playing with other dogs has the tenancy to cause dog-dog aggression. Dog might not relate what you're nic'ing him for properly. Instead, dog thinks bad things happen (shocks) when I play with this other dog. Lose-lose situation.
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