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Old August 19th, 2009, 11:54 AM
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How would you handle a dog that is a cross between 2 powerful breeds that has managed to break several collars and leashes and has jumped a fence to attack another dog, on more than one occassion. Let's say this dog isn't quite a year old and hasn't been neutered yet. Also let's say this dog has a sibling, female that doesn't show any of the same aggressive tendencies and is a pretty easy going laid back dog.
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Old August 19th, 2009, 12:04 PM
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That would be more than I could handle using help from the internet. I would contact a professional trainer who is experienced in large breeds and aggression. I would try to ask all professional trainers I have ever dealt with in the past for references and since I am in Canada I would check out http://www.cappdt.ca/public/jpage/1/p/Home/content.do There is such a trainer near me.
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Old August 19th, 2009, 12:09 PM
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I would be questioning if the dog's current home/owner was a good "fit" in terms of being able to manage the dog's needs and behaviour effectively. Are you asking from the POV of the owner of the dog or an observer?
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Old August 19th, 2009, 12:09 PM
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lol.. I havent read it, but when I mention aggressive behaviours on another board they ALWAYS recomend the book, Click to calm by Emma Parsons (sp?)

BTW- I havent read it yet cuz I dont have anymoney to get it.. lol
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Old August 19th, 2009, 12:15 PM
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My point of view is an observer.
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Old August 19th, 2009, 12:17 PM
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How would you handle a dog that is a cross between 2 powerful breeds that has managed to break several collars and leashes and has jumped a fence to attack another dog, on more than one occassion. Let's say this dog isn't quite a year old and hasn't been neutered yet. Also let's say this dog has a sibling, female that doesn't show any of the same aggressive tendencies and is a pretty easy going laid back dog.
What kind of collars? Any dog can break a flat collar (especially with the plastic buckles) if they pull hard enough, regardless of breed.

As far as the aggression goes, this dog first and foremost should be neutered - the sooner the better. His aggressive tendancies may not dissapear, but there is a good chance it can help rehabilitate him.

If he's showing aggressive tendancies towards other dogs, my first assumption would be that because he's still young - his behavior is coming out of a place of frustration - ie: not socialized properly, combined with the hormones of being intact.
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Old August 19th, 2009, 12:25 PM
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hmm lets say a martingale collar, a choke collar and a flat buckle collar
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My thoughts:

-wrong collar

-neuter the dog yesterday

-why is the dog unattended in a fenced area if it's known to be aggressive and escape

- is the dog a "yard dog" or a house pet

- how often is the dog exercised, for how long

- how often does the dog get a chance to socialize

- who lives in the house and who cares for the dog
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hmm lets say a martingale collar, a choke collar and a flat buckle collar
Woah, is this dog the Hulk?
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Neuter the dog, neuter the dog and neuter the dog, did I say neuter the dog?

Then I would look at the living situation, exercise levels, training etc. As it sounds like a dog that isn't getting what it needs.

As for collars etc until I knew how the dog was being treated I couldn't comment really. Dollars to donuts the sister is being treated appropriately.
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My thoughts:

-wrong collar

-neuter the dog yesterday

-why is the dog unattended in a fenced area if it's known to be aggressive and escape

- is the dog a "yard dog" or a house pet

- how often is the dog exercised, for how long

- how often does the dog get a chance to socialize

- who lives in the house and who cares for the dog
What she said.
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