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Old 08-22-2014, 12:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Alpha Female or Dog Aggresive?

Hello all, I've been visiting this forum for almost a year now. I've gotten a lot of help & training advice from from the posts. Here is a little bit about myself, I'm 24 years old, I have a 3 year old son and my wife. We live in a 2 story town home, so no back yard, but we do have a garage! lol..

Now onto my dogs, I have a almost 5 year old intact 120lbs male GSD he's of DDR bloodline(I have his pedigree). He is the most laid back, lazy dog, and has very little tug/ball drive. He does love to chase cats and small rodents though. I couldn't ask for a better dog. Very high threshold, I trust him entirely. Not very interested in other dogs or people. When we go to the park he just marks his territory and goes on about his business, ignoring everyone else. Although I wouldn't recommend a stranger to ever walk into my house without my there. I've had him since he was 8months old.

So I was looking around to add another GSD to my pack, just so happens I found a very nice looking female, Czech bloodline and 8 months old. The person I got her from was gonna start a a PP program with GSDs', but decided to switch to BM instead. I've had her for a week, she bonded well with my older GSD. We started training right away. She is off leash trained and doing good bite work, I've trained her in Japaneses and English commands. Well recently I've been trying to socialize her at the dog park and trails.

Here is the problem(sorry for rambling so much), she seems to get a long with some males, others she'll try to lay her head on their neck in a dominating way, when I saw this I scolded her and had her sit. 5 minutes later I let her go and she tried it again, at that point we left. Also, she seems to dislike other female dogs with small to moderate aggression. Again I scold her and correct her attention to me.

What kind of behavior is this? Is it due to her doing bite work or is she trying to be Alpha Female? Or is she becoming DA? I'm not sure what to do at this point on stopping this behavior.
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Some female dogs just don't like other female dogs. Stop taking her around other female dogs to avoid a fight, because if there is a fight your dog will probably get blamed and you are putting her at risk. My female GSD likes most other dogs, she has an issue and will hold a grudge if a dog whether female or male introduces itself by getting in her face first. If they approach and smell her the right way there are no problems. If they go right for her face I can see in her face that she just doesn't like or appreciate it. This is my observation of my dog. I noticed it when some people with a GSD walked right up to mine and pretty much made the intro that way. First impressions are important for my female.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The Czech's do seem to be a different breed, I assume she is black.

At 6 weeks old, my Lexie who is also Czech was backing my male Dex "who was around a year old" off his food bowl.

It was one of the most amazing things I had ever seen, she wouldn't dare attempt it now though.

I think you simply have a dog who hasn't been socialized properly, it's always easiest to do this

from puppy hood. I would check out Cesar Millan's methods along with researching all you care

to and just keep plugging at it. As far as bite work and pp work goes, I wouldn't recommend it

with a small child in the house. I am also assuming she is a high drive dog and unless they

are able to burn off a lot of energy you may have other problems.
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The Czech's do seem to be a different breed, I assume she is black.

At 6 weeks old, my Lexie who is also Czech was backing my male Dex "who was around a year old" off his food bowl.

It was one of the most amazing things I had ever seen, she wouldn't dare attempt it now though.

I think you simply have a dog who hasn't been socialized properly, it's always easiest to do this

from puppy hood. I would check out Cesar Millan's methods along with researching all you care

to and just keep plugging at it. As far as bite work and pp work goes, I wouldn't recommend it

with a small child in the house. I am also assuming she is a high drive dog and unless they

are able to burn off a lot of energy you may have other problems.


What does black coloring have to do with anything?

I thought PP and bite work would be more beneficial than harmful for a high drive dog with the right temperament even with children at home?
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Deno, why no bite work with a small child in the house?
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Because she's probably black
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What does black coloring have to do with anything?

I thought PP and bite work would be more beneficial than harmful for a high drive dog with the right temperament even with children at home?

From what I have seen most of them seem to be black.

Better safe than sorry......
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