|02-13-2014 08:51 PM|
The daycare should have put a stop to this puppy bothering him.
I have a male who doesn't care for the company of other dogs except for the girls he has lived with. He will accept greeting a polite dog but if some dog comes up and starts bouncing in his face, he will growl a very loud warning and I always remove the other dog from him. Yes he has been called rude and mean which is far from the truth, he just likes his personal space. (So do I, I should growl at the 10 year old boy sitting next to me babbling at his pocket pc)
|02-13-2014 05:54 PM|
Some dogs shouldn't be allowed around other dogs. If he only behaviour well around other dogs with you,then your dog is one of them. If your dog has put another dog under vet care and you're now paying the bill...not really seeing how he can make it anymore clear, that he should not be around other dogs when your not with him?
Sounds like the daycare is using your GSD to train puppies how to behave, it's working out great for them and you, not so hot for other customers dogs and you and your in the future?
But then I don't do doggie day care.
|02-13-2014 12:15 PM|
|02-13-2014 10:11 AM|
|02-13-2014 09:48 AM|
Some dogs (like my previous GSD) will only enjoy the company of certain dogs - not all dogs in general. Maybe Jaeger is like this too? My boy loved to play with other family members' dogs, and older females. But otherwise, forget it.
I'm also wondering about your rib poking. If it had been me, and I noticed my pup getting annoyed, I would have been correcting the other dog instead - not that you can go around poking every other dog, lol, but you can gently push them away to respect your own dog's comfort level with his personal space. I'd take him out of that daycare before something worse happens.
|02-13-2014 09:42 AM|
It just really doesn't sound to me like aggression.. again no expert but it honestly sounds like he is getting annoyed quickly and just doesn't have the patience for being annoyed. Also, keep in mind that some dogs don't like puppies in general, and some dogs don't like certain dogs period. Titan gets along with literally every dog, but one on our search team, I swear he wants blood.. the only dog I have ever witnessed him attempt to go after (luckily they are always leashed at base and not allowed to mingle). Just for some reason that dog rubs him the wrong way, maybe she flipped him off in doggy world
But I would still work on a more solid foundation on OB, especially around puppies.. since all your incidents seem to be only puppies. As for the Daycare, that's is completely your call, but maybe have him take a break for a few days, and if you need to bring him back, make it very clear to them he is testy with puppies and should be watched.
|02-13-2014 09:30 AM|
if my dog acted aggressive at day care i would stop
taking him there. maybe day care is to much for him
and he doesn't need to be around a lot of dogs.
|02-13-2014 09:24 AM|
I think this is more my issue than his. I need to learn how to deal with it - to teach him how to respect and keep his calm. I truly believe there are no bad dogs but bad owners. Hence the reason I am asking what I can do to teach him.
|02-13-2014 09:20 AM|
The puppy was apprehensive of jaeger and was initially on a leash until she took him off to play with jaeger. Then Jaeger was avoiding him and when the dog would get near he would snarl. Shortly after this Jaeger went after him - it appeared as though he was going for his neck or face. Jaegers heckles were up. I also unfortunatley cannot tell you what happened at daycare - who started what - if he was an accident or how many times Jaeger told this puppy to back off.
We have also not been home for 2 weeks and Jaeger is being looked after by my sister. He has been in daycare for 5 days a week instead or 2 or 3. He could also be short tempered, no excuses but like an adolescent human male they fight to...?
If Jaeger is being chased or sniffed his heckles have always been up but he never showed these signs before. He usually just turns around and chases them then starts rolling on the ground with the other dog.
About 6 weeks ago Jaeger was bit himself. Him and a buddy were playing rough and her tooth got caught in his lip and tore it open.
When he was a young puppy he was very timid of everything - he has gotten quite a bit more confidence in the last few months.
I will look into puppy obedience again.
|02-13-2014 12:16 AM|
Theres a balance to be played between correcting dogs that correct other dogs that miss signals to stop the bs and correcting the dogs that miss the signals before those dogs have a chance. You have to develop a feel for it. Same with when youre teaching a group of dogs to play nice with toys on the ground.
Most people working at a daycare probably wont develop that because the jackass dogs get booted cause they cant handle them or those dogs get isolated. That and they dont care and its hard to facebook and deal with a potential dogfight at the same time.
Too many people blame the testicles for that kind of crap.
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