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01-17-2014 10:57 PM
gsdsar
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Originally Posted by OriginalWacky View Post
What is a "dominate dog collar"?
Something that should not be used by anyone other than a very experienced trainer.


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01-17-2014 10:52 PM
OriginalWacky
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Originally Posted by Chip18 View Post
I'd put a dominate dog collar on him and learn how to properly use it! I think him being created in your room (if that's the case, not sure) is an issue.
What is a "dominate dog collar"?
01-17-2014 08:18 PM
Chip18 I have dealt with this issue myself and my dogs came out OK but I was getting hurt breaking them up! My first ever stitches in my fingers.

Gonna go out on a limb and say (the bad dog) has a "problem" with his position in the dog pack? Most likely has never challenged you but not happy with being # 2? Who goes out the door first in the pack? Who gets pet first, who gets the prime spot on the furniture if this is allowed?

Your under a lot of stress now and that 's understandable but right now do whatever you can to keep both dogs safe! Which it sounds like your doing.

These dogs may no longer ever be able to be left alone together but here is where I would start. This dogs life needs to change! I would treat him as a new arrival and have him "earn" his house rights!

Someone has already mentioned a "line" a drag leash it's just a regular leash that the dog has on him around the house indoors all the time. And a soft muzzle (fabric) as an emergency back up, they can work those off but it will give you time to react if there are issue, use it only when they are under observation!

I'd put a dominate dog collar on him and learn how to properly use it! I think him being created in your room (if that's the case, not sure) is an issue.

Who is the Alpha dog in the pack it sounds like it's Varick? In any case Varick needs to be reeducated in the rules of the household.

You can also look for a certified qualified behaviorists..Petco's is not gonna cut it!

I'm sure you can get suggest on here if you want to go that route.

Good luck and keep them safe!
01-17-2014 07:53 PM
Nikitta I know how it is to have your dogs at odds. My female Zena used to put her mouth over her daughters mouth a lot. I thought it was just a dominance thing. ( My huge mistake. ) What I didn't realize was she was biting Sirie harder and harder every time. I had them out exercising them. All the sudden they both started fighting. I ran over and pulled Zena off her and my male jumped her. I had been treating Sirie for an eye infection that took over 2 months to clear up and in 5 seconds Zena had bit Sirie above the eye and it was bleeding. I pulled Dizan off her, spanked them both and threw them in the back seat and said," I hear one peep out of either one of you, you will get spanked again!" I said," Come on Sirie." She got to ride in the front. She knew SHE wasn't in trouble. hehehe After that, any time Zena tried that mouthing crap I went over and grabbed her and scolded her. It was my fault this even happened but if you take the advise above, you will be fine.
01-17-2014 07:29 PM
HarleyTheGSD
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Originally Posted by katieliz View Post
Hi Brittany, I just re-read my posts and want to say whoa, I came down pretty hard there...and thanks for taking it to heart tho, cause it does come from a genuine desire to protect the animals. I have two separate packs because of two alpha bitches...had more than one fight here before d(as in dumb)h would take it seriously, and cooperate with the very strict enforcement of the g/c/r rules. Nothin worse than seeing your dogs hurt. Take care, good luck. Ps...have to say that it can be pretty stressful, and a whole lotta responsibility to completely manage the environment for multiple dogs.
Your last post did hurt my feeling a bit, but I understood the seriousness of the situation and that you were just concerned. I am going to do whatever it takes to control the situation.
Thank you, your previous replies did open my eyes.
01-17-2014 07:23 PM
HarleyTheGSD
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Originally Posted by Sunflowers View Post
You get the food out of the laundry room, and when you even see her think about hanging around there, you correct and have her go elsewhere.
Thank you for the feedback.
01-17-2014 07:21 PM
katieliz Hi Brittany, I just re-read my posts and want to say whoa, I came down pretty hard there...and thanks for taking it to heart tho, cause it does come from a genuine desire to protect the animals. I have two separate packs because of two alpha bitches...had more than one fight here before d(as in dumb)h would take it seriously, and cooperate with the very strict enforcement of the g/c/r rules. Nothin worse than seeing your dogs hurt. Take care, good luck. Ps...have to say that it can be pretty stressful, and a whole lotta responsibility to completely manage the environment for multiple dogs.
01-17-2014 07:20 PM
HarleyTheGSD
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Originally Posted by Sunflowers View Post
You get the food out of the laundry room, and when you even see her think about hanging around there, you correct and have her go elsewhere.
Thank you for the reply back.
01-17-2014 04:28 PM
Sunflowers
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Originally Posted by HarleyTheGSD View Post
How can I stop her from doing this?
When I can't keep an eye on Varick, I always put him in his crate, which is upstairs in my room.
You get the food out of the laundry room, and when you even see her think about hanging around there, you correct and have her go elsewhere.
01-17-2014 04:25 PM
Lilie
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After reading your post again I'm really disappointed that you allowed this to happen a second and third time. You are not taking this seriously enough. You simply MUST make your facilities where you keep your pack safe for them. GATE. CRATE. ROTATE. Line on the aggressor dog even when you're right there, so you can keep everyone safe. Brittany, once this has happened (to this degree of seriousness) you can never be comfortable that it won't happen again, I will repeat, you must control the environment.
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