|09-04-2013 02:06 PM|
|09-04-2013 12:31 PM|
|ihtsbih09||My dog sees a trainer weekly and she is great at greeting new dogs. Her dog hasn't had training with a trainer.|
|09-04-2013 11:46 AM|
|pyratemom||Have either of your dogs had any training with a trainer? I know when we did work with a trainer he would make us practice what we called the meet and greet. With your dog on leash walk up to face to face with another person with their dog on leash, put your dog in a sit, shake hands with other person, then walk away. That really did help with the greeting new dogs at that time. My trainer, sadly, moved away and I haven't found another I like. With aggressive dogs they just worked up to it slowly and made sure the other dog was really soft so it didn't set up any aggressive response. If you have other friends with dogs maybe practice some set up meet and greets. Could be a socialization issue or it could be something that will work with using the LAT method for the fence guarding the other dog. There are several really good books that talk about this - Karen Pryor and Patricia B McConnell are very good.|
|09-04-2013 10:55 AM|
|ihtsbih09||she does this to every size dog. I just don't want her to start doing this to my dog after they go more than a week without seeing one another.|
|09-04-2013 10:21 AM|
My dog bane is the same way around little dogs. My sister in law he's a small dog and they live next door. The used to play just fine until he reached about 4 months. Now he tries to go after every little dog he sees. I'm sorry I couldn't help either...I would like to know the cause of it as well.
Sent from Petguide.com Free App
|09-04-2013 09:57 AM|
|pyratemom||Sorry I don't have a solution for you except to say my GSD Raina does not like little dogs. Big dogs are acceptable and she will sit and wait for them to pass (LAT work) but little yappy dogs seem to look like prey to her and I have to work a lot harder to settle her.|
|09-04-2013 09:49 AM|
|ihtsbih09||Auddie is also good with my dog and good with the cats that my girlfriend owns.|
|09-04-2013 09:40 AM|
fence aggression leads to other aggressive behavior?
My girlfriend and I both have GSDs mine will be 11 months in a week and hers will be 2 yrs old on Christmas day. I watched her dog (Auddie) this summer while she was away doing veterinarian school stuff. Auddie is a sweet girl who just loves people and has never been dog aggressive before which is surprising bc she did get attacked by a pitbull as a puppy. My backyard has a regular fence and next door and behind me both have smaller dogs. The neighbors next door have two little dogs and they like to bark and run along the fence. My dog doesn't bark when that happens she just runs along the fence with them.
When Auddie is out with those dogs she would go up and down the fence line growling and barking aggressively (her hair would be all bristled up too). So I always made it a point to never let her out when.tge neighbor dogs were out. I also at one point took Auddie over to meet one of the neighbor dogs and she did real well with it. Auddie and I would go on runs and she would always pull when she saw another dog. During one run a little Jack Russell got out from.the fence and came growling and barking at us and of course Auddie got aggressive with it but they both maintained distance from one another until the owner came and got the Jack Russell.
Well a few weeks ago my girl comes back home and moves back up to school (she is in vet med school) and.her roommate has a little dog and Auddie went right after it. She was at a dog park yesterday and Auddie was doing well than all of sudden turned into a jerk again. I have no idea what has happened to her but she is definitely a different dog now. I brought up to my girlfriend that she should get Auddie's thyroid looked bc.I.have read on here that could be causing all this. She said that isn't the problem bc there would be other symptoms that she isn't showing. Help!! What do we do?