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03-04-2014 03:00 PM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by Cherlyn View Post
We just use the beeping on the e collar to get his attention....not any shocking. We live on a farm, and we just use the beep to remind him to come when call so he get a treat. Sorry, I should have been more specific.


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Yeah that's quite a bit diffrent!



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(Elements of Temperament, by Joy Tiz )

That's where I had big time problems with my 7 month old rescue but I never saw anything for 18 months. Then it was on with my guy and my other Dominant Male dog (all I ever get is Dom Males? . You are seeing an "issue" now!???

Get help now! You got lucky you have time. Find a trainer or buy DVD's. I figured it out the hard way...not recommended!
03-04-2014 02:56 PM
Msmaria
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A dog that ONLY attacks over objects is not dominant. It's resource guarding. A dominant dog would be putting the other dogs in their place all the time. It's extremely hard to imagine that a 6 month old GSD would be doing this.

When my dog decides to do the dominance dance, it usually has nothing to do with toys or food. Its just showing the other dog who's boss.

I would just correct this behavior. Show him that he will get the ball or the toy if he's calm or does something that you ask. You do need to take all the toys away until you can trust that he's safe around your other dogs though. They're only allowed to play with the toys under your supervision.
That may be the general but not always true. This dog is attacking over things the other dog finds, like dead things. That is not insecurity, that's bullying and saying I want it and will take it from you.
I guess we will just have to agree on the fact that this can be taken care of with the right training.
03-04-2014 02:50 PM
martemchik A dog that ONLY attacks over objects is not dominant. It's resource guarding. A dominant dog would be putting the other dogs in their place all the time. It's extremely hard to imagine that a 6 month old GSD would be doing this.

When my dog decides to do the dominance dance, it usually has nothing to do with toys or food. Its just showing the other dog who's boss.

I would just correct this behavior. Show him that he will get the ball or the toy if he's calm or does something that you ask. You do need to take all the toys away until you can trust that he's safe around your other dogs though. They're only allowed to play with the toys under your supervision.
03-04-2014 02:45 PM
Chip18
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Originally Posted by Msmaria View Post
Sorry I read is good with other dogs until....making it seem your dog was like this with other random dogs. However even if your dog is doing this with just your other dogs, its even more so acting dominant than insecure.
Bingo! I'm on it now!
03-04-2014 02:35 PM
Msmaria
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Ok. I get if I was taking him to a dog park, but it with our other dog. It's only happened twice. It's not a dominate thing, what another comment said rings true it's more of an insecure thing I believe. He used to be aggressive over food, but with work he has gotten over it.


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Sorry I read is good with other dogs until....making it seem your dog was like this with other random dogs. However even if your dog is doing this with just your other dogs, its even more so acting dominant than insecure.
03-04-2014 02:32 PM
Cherlyn Ok. I get if I was taking him to a dog park, but it with our other dog. It's only happened twice. It's not a dominate thing, what another comment said rings true it's more of an insecure thing I believe. He used to be aggressive over food, but with work he has gotten over it.


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03-04-2014 02:22 PM
Msmaria Agree with Chip.

Research dominant dog behavior. Also get a trainer, even if its a hour or so away. Most dogs will be protective of their own ball, but won't fight over something that's not theirs. Training very important for you with a dominant dog, not just for this problem. I wouldn't take him around other dogs, as he gets older he may very well hurt or kill another dog. Teach him to ignore other dogs and heel.
03-04-2014 02:12 PM
Cherlyn
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I drive quite a ways about 2 x a month for training - an hour and a half isn't that bad.
Good to know that you can go 2 a month and have it still be worth it. For some reason I thought it would have to be a weekly thing. Thank you I'll look into it.


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03-04-2014 02:09 PM
Cherlyn We just use the beeping on the e collar to get his attention....not any shocking. We live on a farm, and we just use the beep to remind him to come when call so he get a treat. Sorry, I should have been more specific.


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03-04-2014 02:05 PM
Cherlyn Thank you so much for the article. We have had to modify, his behaviour with food, and balls, and now I just need to take it a step further to be able to modify it in the great outdoors. I just needed to understand his behaviour. Thank you


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