|08-13-2013 03:55 PM|
|pets4life||The first one should have been prevented. Never let a dog pester your dog or any pet. Just built up her frustration. No good can come out of these type of situations. IF a friends dog starts to bug/harass/pester my dog she give me a chance to get her out of the situation. Thats my job. If i dont she has to handle it herself. Then it is my fault for letting it happen.|
|08-13-2013 12:58 PM|
Find a good trainer to help you learn the behavior modification you need and to learn to use the training tools properly. I struggled, and still deal with, dog aggression with Jax until I got a good trainer. It's based in fear with her. I would assume you do not use the same theology with a fearful dog as you do with one that is just genetically dog aggressive.
|08-13-2013 12:35 PM|
|cliffson1||I think I said in my first post, that without someone seeing the dog and subsequently READING the dog, it is very difficult for someone to give advice on how to fix the dog. Now someone could give advice on how to manage the situation, by maybe keeping the dog out of contact with other dogs.....but that does NOT address the dog. To address the dog you need to see underlying reason prompting the behavior, ( fear, dominance, handler mistakes, pack issues, insecurity, etc), then you utilize the strategy and or tools that best address the case. Also, severity of the behavior has to be observed, different individuals assess severity from their point of reference. Extreme severity of behavior may need different methodology because consequences can be so dangerous....less severe examples of behavior may allow for a more prolonged approach that often is easier for owners to execute. This is why I seldom give specific advice on aggression, because if the approach used is incompatible with that particular dog or causation, then the person is back in a month saying this didnt work for them. Obviously, there are people who can do this from a forum board, lol, but I'm not that good!|
|08-13-2013 11:01 AM|
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|08-12-2013 09:28 PM|
|cliffson1||I understand that all dogs from rescues don't have DA issues, I also understand DA as I get paid professionally to deal with dog and human aggression. Good luck to OP, I'm sure you will get some help here.|
|08-12-2013 09:03 PM|
but the owner didnt state that that is what the rescue told him. the owner only stated the dog went after the 1st dog after being antagonized for over a day. and the 2nd bite with the small dog he hasnt given what actually happened to warrant the 2nd bite.. if the dog had issues before the rescue should have told him, and if thats the case and he was told the dog had issues then both bites were his fault as he was told the dog has issues being aggressive with other dogs and he chose to ignore it. also, even if the dog had ongoing previous issues why would anyone subject a dog to another dog harassing it knowing the dog had previous dog issues... or even bring a dog with dog issues around other dogs.. its a no brainer- if dog has dog issues with other dogs you dont bring said dog to other dogs houses... or let them meet strange dogs on the street.. its protecting your dog from other dogs to avoid future issues..
my one dog is DA, i know this, i dont let him meet other strange dogs, i dont allow friends dogs over , and any dog that does come here my dog meets for a month prior to the dog even coming here to make sure there are no issues,.. and i would never let any dog harass my dog for over 24 hours knowing my dog has dog issues...
that is why i am saying there is no proof the dog had issues before.. just because a dog is turned into rescue doesnt mean it has dog issues.. 2 of my dogs were turned in because owners couldnt keep them due to landlord issues and lack of exercise ...
and yes it does matter- if you dont allow other dogs to beat up your dog then your dog doesnt have to defend itself over and over and become defensive. the dog will look to its owner to defend it and wont have to become defensive and go after every dog it sees to make sure the other dogs dont get them first..
once the OP describes the 2nd incident it can be easier to try to help.. but until that point the only thing he can do is stop bringing his dog around other dogs ....
|08-12-2013 04:26 PM|
|cliffson1||It DOES matter if its ongoing, isolated cases that are caused by owners, the dog doesn't have a problem, continuous acts occurring in different situations is usually an issue with the dog. I thought the OP was looking for some insight into the issue of the dog.|
|08-12-2013 04:20 PM|
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|08-12-2013 03:39 PM|
it doesnt matter if its ongoing- the point is the 1st incident a family members dog kept harrassing the new dog... the owner stated it happened over the course of a day or two.. there is NO reason why a dog should be allowed to harass another dog when the owner sees it happening and not stop the harassing dog period... i never said it could be fixed. i said the first incident was the owners fault- they allowed the harassing dog to keep harassing the new rescue dog they got and then were shocked when the rescue dog retaliated .. they didnt see what transpired between the 2 dogs before the attack as the signs were subtle..
no where did the owner state that the dog had these issues before he adopted her. just because a dog bites doesnt mean the dog had these issues before... dogs are in rescue for numerous reasons.
the second attack i questioned what exactly happened for the dog to bite again.
it doesnt matter how damaged the dog was prior to the new owner having it - the bottom line is the owner should not have allowed the dog to be harassed for over a day by a family members dog.
|08-12-2013 03:34 PM|
|cliffson1||This has been an ongoing problem in this dogs life....probably a major reason why she is a 3 year old rescue. So you protecting your dog will have no bearing on this issue as shown with the small dog and subsequent dogs. Without someone seeing your dog and reading your dog it is difficult for anyone on a board to give reliable advice on degree of success in fixing this.|
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