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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-26-2010, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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How would you judge Wolfie's reaction?

Wolfie just turned 4 months old, and weighs 44 lbs. We went to my daughter's house, and brought Wolfie with us. Wolfie has been around a lot of different dogs, and has always been very friendly towards them. He is still a young puppy so I think that has a lot to do with it. Anyways my daughter's dog, a one year old 12 pound yorkie, ran out of her house and attacked Wolfie. He jumped up and grabbed onto Wolfie's side and tried to rip him apart! Wolfie just stood there looking at him as if to say " Dude, you need to relax!" We pulled the yorkie off of Wolfie and my daughter put him away. My son in law says that Wolfie is wimpy for not fighting back. I say he was being a gentleman and that his dog is darn lucky that Wolfie didn't fight back. do you think Wolfie was being a gentleman or being a wimp?
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I would say that he is a baby! There is nothing wimpy about not attacking someone that is smaller than you either. A lot of us work VERY hard to get our dogs to not react to others. You should be very proud of your boy.
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My Lizzie is so aggressive acting when on a leash or when on the other side of a fence, but if another dog chases her she runs like a wimp and she is a year old! My neighbor says I should get rid of her because she barks at his pekingese.
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I think your son in law should be more concerned about his attacking ankle biter than about your dog's reaction.


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I think you need to ignore any and all dog advice your son in law gives you from here on out.

It's a 4 month old dog. The LAST thing you want is for your dog to be developing fear aggression issues from other dogs. Kudos to him for remaining calm and recognizing that the dogs wasn't a true threat.

I'd also keep your dog as far away from the Yorkie as possible. You do NOT want him to start learning how to behave that way with other dogs.

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My daughter was horrified and scolded her dog. My son in law thinks their dog was protecting his property. We have had other dogs come to our house since we have had Wolfie. He barks at first until I say it's ok. He plays with a yorkiepoo and 2 big mastiffs that live on our street with no problem.
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I would judge it as an appropriate reaction.
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I think your son in law should be more concerned about his attacking ankle biter than about your dog's reaction.
Exactly, and prepare him for the time when his ankle biter does the same to a dog that's not as well tempered and apparently trained as moms is.
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I think Wolfie's reaction was to be rewarded) I also think you should ask your son inlaw what HIS reaction would have been had Wolfie decided to grab the yorkie give him a shake and break his little neck??

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Good work, Wolfie!
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