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A friend of a friend's daughter is married to a K9 cop and they have a German Shepherd that is violently aggressive and they're not sure what to do with her. I'm picking her up Sunday morning for the day to work with her and evaluate her. She's a biggun' at 90+ lbs and she's of German working background. Should be a fun challange. I'll be sure to get pics and video!

 

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Originally Posted By: AnnaRileyI think I hit something and my email flew away. Did you get it?
Nope, no e-mail. I"ll try to get back to you about your dog tomorrow. Had this dog pop up locally that needs some serious help. It lives in a 10x12 pen outside and is very aggessive. Once I get more details and secure a time when I can pick it up, I'll get back to trying to help out. I close on my house tomorrow too. Guh, things pile up quick.
 

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Originally Posted By: blackbirdzachA friend of a friend's daughter is married to a K9 cop and they have a German Shepherd that is violently aggressive and they're not sure what to do with her. I'm picking her up Sunday morning for the day to work with her and evaluate her. She's a biggun' at 90+ lbs and she's of German working background. Should be a fun challange. I'll be sure to get pics and video!

Well can't wait to hear the details. Do update us please and be careful.....
 

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John are you picking on me???? I would put my safety first.

blackbirdzach, I wish you well. I hope that maybe there is some medical issue involved with the dogs aggression.
 

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Re: Going to go visit a "red zone" case dog on Sun

Originally Posted By: Wisc.TigerFull body bite suit with helmet and mask... Good luck as John said.
hahahah, I'll be fine. I bought a couple of new collars, a 30 foot leash, and I"m bringing along some of my "prey drive tresters". I'll have more details on the dog tonight once the people call me back.
 

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Re: Going to go visit a "red zone" case dog on Sun

Quote:It lives in a 10x12 pen outside and is very aggessive.
I would be as well. She is the family dog or is she the officer's PSD/patrol K9?
 

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Re: Going to go visit a "red zone" case dog on Sun

Yeah, no kidding. I have a feeling that some of it may be territorial aggression from living in such a small space...I often see this with dogs that are chained up.

I predict the day to go like this.

- Arrive at house and walk to kennel. Dog barks and growls and I stand calm and quiet until the initial challange expires.

- Enter kennel and pay no attention to the dog. Dog will probably resume her challange. Stand calm and quiet until she quiets down. 90% chance she will go in the dog house.

- Lure dog out with treats, calm words, or prey drive toys.

- Collar and leash dog and take to car.

- Drive dog to local state park and find clear area with no dogs or people.

- Attatch 30 ft leash and begin evaluation

- Dog will turn out to be high energy and high prey drive but very friendly and affectionate

- Return to house and put dog back in the kennel. The dog will bark and whine when I leave looking even more sad than when I first got there. Aggression will resume the next day out of frustration.
 

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Re: Going to go visit a "red zone" case dog on Sun

Pretty much my line of thinking exactly. If he's a dog that just needs leadership or else, I hope you can bail him out and find him a good home.

Bring sausages. Try to find a good Hungarian sausage. Smelly in a good way, extremely delicious, and not greasy. Will buy you the affection and attention of any dog. May also work on me.


Keep us posted! Can we hedge bets for how the day goes? I bet a bag of virtual dog cookies on the scenario we've agreed on!
 

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Re: Going to go visit a "red zone" case dog on Sun

Deal! But don't you dare bring some cheap Wal Mart crap. Snausages or better when it comes to wagers!
 

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Re: Going to go visit a "red zone" case dog on Sun

I was thinking just sit down and wait for the dog to get it out of their system and know that you weren't falling for the real sounding threat.

Toss treat in without looking at the dog.
 

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Re: Going to go visit a "red zone" case dog on Sun

Yeah, something along those lines. Just depends on the dog's reaction. In my somewhat limited experience (compared to some of you that have been doing this your whole life), 80% of threats are only a test. But you need to be able to read the dog to know if you should back off or pursue the issue.
 

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Re: Going to go visit a "red zone" case dog on Sun

Originally Posted By: Wisc.TigerWill be interesting to see how things go.
Yeah, I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I'm not nervous about the dog, but I'm nervous because if I fail to come up with something I'm not sure what will happen to the dog....one of three things i'd imagine.

1. The dog continues to live it's life in the little kennel

2. They take the dog to the pound and it gets put down

3. If number #2 happens I will be forced to take the dog in, myself. I just closed on my house today and I'm not quite ready to take on a project dog, but I will if I must.
 
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