Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Vader, Washington
Funny how some dogs just don't like others. Kinda like people. My dog Odin (RIP) was a big 28" 100+ lb GSD. He was very people aggressive but wouldn't hurt a fly, ok maybe a fly. He'd let little ducklings chew on his lips and ferrets crawl up his legs. Never a dog fight ever. Until we went to observe a personal protection class. There was this standard poodle that walked by us, and he wanted to rip him apart!! Honestly all he did was just walk past us. Well he might of made eye contact, that'd be enough for Odin. I guess he didn't like the way he looked. Could have just been a dominance issue. Maybe yours feels threatened by some of these dogs? Maybe he feels the need to dominate these puppies but they're resisting him? If he's getting along with some of the dogs, then maybe there's friction on both sides. I think I would observe and study their body language when they meet or are together to see if you can pinpoint any behavior triggers. Your dog might be really signal sensitive, like Odin was. Maybe the slightest gesture sets him off, something you have missed. It might not be all your dogs fault .Then maybe you'll at least know where to start looking for solution. My dog wants to kill our rabbits. And chickens. Really high prey drive maybe? That's what we've got to work on ourselves.