Dog Behavior

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Sassyinpc, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Sassyinpc

    Sassyinpc Registered Users

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    Hi, Im Sassy and I have two labs Black American Marley (8) and English Chocolate Lab Ace (3). Ace broke his hip when he was three and had FHO surgery and he did amazing with therapy and at home care. He is a normal dog who loves to swim, run and chase a ball. Lately, he has become somewhat aggressive to Marley when getting in and our of car. He will nip at her (not in a mean way) it just sound like that. Our dogs run off lease at a nearby place we take them. Some of our other dog friends come to play and Ace is find. Today, we came across a male neighbor dog and Ace became very aggressive and went after him. Both dogs are still in tact. Could this be the reason? or is he just trying to protect me. Other than that,he is a big baby and very gentle. Any advice is welcome. I have been very calm about the situation. He knew he was wrong and as soon as we got home, he put himself in his kennel. The door is open and he can come out at any time. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. tonya donsbach

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    hELLO I HAVE A 2 YEAR OLD BORDER COLLIE/LAB NAMED jACKO HE IS CURRENTLY 120 LBS AND SOLID. MY PROBLEM IS THAT HE IS AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS MEN. Jacko is very protective of my daughter and me, and he obeys my husband. Jacko likes a few neighbors that are men but only 2. He tends to herd me in my house and has destroyed 2 cell phones, glasses, shoes, clothing. The problem is he is very smart, sometimes for his own good. He will walk good for me but runs with my daughter. he plays well with the neighbor dogs, one is a boxer and the other American bomastive. I have tried shock collar, which he has ate, and outside on chain, which he has dragged his house with him. He is a good dog, just destructive, I have a 3 acre yard and he has never left the yard on his own, but he does not like my neighbor, my neighbors are good people and I don't want issues but jacko is making this hard because he goes after the man. any suggestions?
     
  3. Plum's mum

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    I don’t have expert advice but I’m hoping someone experienced will come along to offer help. I’m replying to try to get this bumped up to get more notice.

    It’s clearly a difficult issue and you have a very big boy there who you are trying to cope with.


    This site promotes positive, force-free training and therefore e collars and chaining your dog up outside are not advised.

    I hope someone comes along to offer some helpful advice.
     
  4. pippa@labforumHQ

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    Hi there Tonya, shock collars can induce aggression and make existing aggression problems worse, so it is really important that you stop using it now. Chaining and confinement has also been associated with aggression.

    Your situation sounds very worrying and I think you really need an experienced behavior consultant to assess your dog and to help you work with him. Are you in the USA?
     
  5. Indaloman1959

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    Hello Everyone, I joined the forum today. My dog, Jaz, is a one year old Andalusian Podenco cross, I adopted her some 4 months ago from the resque centre, past history unknown. I have gradually been training her for recall, following Pippa's book Total recall. Three days ago, she was off of the lead when she suddenly shot through the broken fence surrounding the lake, she was 20 minutes in the water and killed two ducklings in front of the locals who were not impressed, (I live in Spain). Since then recall is almost completely gone, and i do not know how to restart training, she now only occasionally responds to the whistle. Any help would be appreciated,
     
  6. Ty The Dog Guy

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    It is really a difficult situation for you I can understand well. I think it is a nice idea to consult a trainer. You will get guidance in detail and this process will go smoothly.
     

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