|09-16-2013 09:57 PM|
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|09-16-2013 09:47 PM|
Ohh and my maltipoo wasnt rough housing he was being straight up rude. He was the only small dog (9 pounds) in between the 6 big dogs and was humping the puppy which was 4 times his size. the pups owner said ohh he's okay. but I didnt think it was funny.
The pup did seem to bounce back from the altercation with all those dogs pretty well though , thank goodness. When we left he was running around the dog park playing with other dogs. I think I was more traumatized.
|09-16-2013 09:44 PM|
|erfunhouse||You'll get it all figured out!|
|09-16-2013 09:41 PM|
Madlab I agree I don't like him bullying or pestering other dogs. This is such a new behavior. I do need to up the leadership now as I can tel he's getting a little bit more stubborn and independent.
Erfunhouse, your correct Dex had no interest in the pup until he saw my maltipoo trying to hump the puppy.
I just got off the phone with my trainer and she suggested the same thing not to take the maltipoo until we get Dexs behavior worked on, as not to reinforce the bullying. She said to use a drag line. Supposedly it's a like a leash but is a light rope like material and the minute Dex does a behavior I don't like to say STOP and pull him away with the drag line. Give him a time out, if he does it again repeat and take him home. She said he's a smart dog and **** figure it out. She also said Dexter is a handler soft dog.
|09-16-2013 09:06 PM|
I was always told dogs licking faces in handed their ability to smell them. Kinda like when you hug your SO and burry your face in his neck. As far as dex "dominating" could be he was trying to play. Dex is a big boy and a 45lb dog isn't much for playing with the GSDs. I know Sabo and his 8mo pal Berlin play ROUGH. Its hard watching them play because I'm so worried one will accidentally get hurt!
I don't subscribe to that "alpha" crap either. Are there pack leaders sure. Do pack members often do what they want anyway? Yes. I think you did the right thing by leaving- you didn't reinforce the problem and allow it to go on.
I would however, not take the 14yr old and Dex. Dex will do what the 14yr old does and well, he's bigger. A malti rough housing won't be as much force as an 8mo GSD rough housing.
I do highly suggest reading "How to speak dog" amazing book!!!! I am about half way through (have to keep referencing their examples and stuff) and I am really starting to better understand Sabos language and being able to work with him instead of bending him to my rules- I can better understand his actions
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|09-16-2013 08:17 PM|
If you become your dogs leader then you can stop this.
You just say 'no' or stop it. It is not good for your pup as he will meet his match and then there will be a fight on.
The lady is pretty bad allowing her pup to be dominated like this.
At home or out side, I try to stop any humping, fighting, posturing, or any sign of dominant behavior. The dogs are not allowed pick on something weaker or I will pick on them.
It is not easy. I'm not sure why the dogs go and lick the others faces but i find usually the more dominant dog licks the faces of the lesser dogs and the weaker dog turns away.
|09-16-2013 08:04 PM|
Is this bullying? How to handle
Dexter is 8 months today and becoming a brat teasing my female dog and other dogs. I have started to take Dex to the dog park only once a week, when I have my daughter with me because for the past couple of weeks he has been attracted to the dogs that don't want to play with him. He keeps licking them in the face though they clearly don't like it. He's also been doing this to my 14 yr old shih tzu who is in heat. She will bite him in his mouth and he still tries to lick her face.
Yesterday I took him to the dog park along with my neutered maltipoo. A lady brought in her neutered dog about 45 pounds and about 6 or 7 dogs immediately went after the submissive dog. My maltipoo tried to hump the dog, I immediately grabbed him and removed him. But then Dex also joined the other dogs pinning the 5 month old to the ground. I removed him too and took him to the other side of the dog park to play with the other dogs. Dex has never done this before.
About 10 mins later the lady and her dog was in our playing area. ( I'm not blaming her because its my dogs being aggressive) but my maltipoo started growling and chased the pup and Dex did the same thing he pinned the puppy again. So I leashed them both and brought them home.
why are they bullying this dog. Will neutering Dex stop him from doing this? Considering my neutered male is doing the same thing. Anyone with experience know why the dogs at the park are doing this to this pup and what can I do about my two, to make sure they don't do this again.