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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Mr G, Nov 10, 2016.


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  1. Mr G

    Mr G PetForums Junior

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    Hi
    I have a 3 yr old male Yorkshire terrier.
    He weighs 6 kilos.
    He has a placid temperament and loves people.
    Recently he was attacked and thrown around by a schnauzer for no reason other than saying hello!
    Today he was again attacked by a jack Russell.
    Luckily I managed to lift him up by his harness before the jack got to him.
    Now , it is becoming obvious to me that there are a lot of aggressive dogs that need to be muzzled.
    If your dog is aggressive then buy one before your dog maims or kills another.
    Personally I am now equipped with a large beating stick and will use it without remorse on the next dog that attempts to hurt him.
    Muzzle it or lose its teeth!
     

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  2. Amelia66

    Amelia66 PetForums VIP

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    How was he attacked by the Jack Russell if you picked him up before the dog got there?
     
  3. ouesi

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    Welcome to the forum. What a pleasant first post. I hope you will find here exactly what you're looking for ;)
     
  4. Dogloverlou

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    You sound charming :rolleyes:
     
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  5. danielled

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    Don't go hitting dogs or any animal. If you are in the uk and somebody sees you hit a dog with a stick you will most likely be reported to the RSPCA. Other owners just need to take responsibility and train their dogs and if needs be muzzle them. I assure you my dog has issues with rude dogs and if you were to hit my dog with that stick you might be bit not by my dog but by me and your stick would be thrown as far away as possible. If you go round being so cruel and hitting dogs that approach your dog you will one day hit the wrong dog and the dog will tell you off in the only way she or he knows how. That won't be the dogs fault either, it will be your fault.
     
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  6. ouesi

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    Oh, and just FYI, if your dog approaches mine uninvited to "just say hi", I will prevent your dog from making contact. However necessary.
     
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    Well hello and thank you for your lovely first post.

    If you picked him up before the Jack Russell got to him, then he wasn't attacked.

    When you say he was attacked for saying hello, do you allow him to approach other dogs?
     
  8. danielled

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    So would I.
     
  9. danielled

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    Certainly seems like OP needs to not let their dog approach other dogs.
     
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    It may be stressful being in situations where your dog is threatened but carrying around a stick with the sole intention of using it as a weapon is most likely illegal and likely to get you into trouble with another owner if you were to strike their dog, even if you feel its justified sometimes situations do appear different in other peoples eyes.

    My boy basically growls, bark and pulls like hes aggressive when he can see another dog and hes on his lead, he means zero harm though and is an extremely friendly and peaceful dog. On the other hand if you were to strike him with a stick his owner certainly wouldn't be peaceful, calm or open to reason. I suggest walking away from other dogs and putting yourself between your dog and others if its that huge an issue.
     
  11. danielled

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    Good suggestion. Better and safer than being a cruel evil human who is happy to smack a dog when really op shouldn't let their dog approach other dogs.
     
  12. Colliebarmy

    Colliebarmy PetForums VIP

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    We have a large walkies area and some days there are 10 or more dogs off leads going barmy...sometimes a little ruck then kisses and play, dogs have to socialise or they get frustrated.

    And on a lead they have no choice when its "Fight or Flee"
     
  13. Rafa

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    Bit of a generalisation.

    My JRT certainly doesn't have to socialise. She's quite happy in her own World, looking for squirrels, rummaging in the hedges or chasing a ball.

    She has no interest in other dogs or in tearing round with them.
     
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    Completely agree.

    In fact, Bear is happier not socialising unless its a dog he knows well and has developed a 'rapport' with so to speak. I think Bear and Rosie would get on well, a walk where everyone ignores everyone :Hilarious:D
     
  15. simplysardonic

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    They really don't.

    Dogs, like people, are individuals that come with multitudes of personalities & preferences, many prefer their own company or the company of familiar dogs.

    I can relate to that;)
     
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    Well I certainly hope I never meet you and your dog!

    I have a Mini Schnauzer who doesn't like strange dogs running up to him to say "hello" especially when they try to push their faces up his nostrils!. If they do he'll give a warning growl to let them know their attention isn't welcome and if they don't take the hint and move away, he'll bark to press the point home. If I was walking him alone it would never reach that stage because I'd intervene and shoo your dog away and walk in another direction.

    If however, I had my other dog, a Shar-Pei with me as well, at my Schnauzer's first growl, she would step in between him and your dog to block any further contact between them. She has the patience of Job and your dog could say "hello" for hours and all she'd do is stand there and ignore him!

    My two are closely bonded and do everything together and the pair of them are quite happy to do their own thing which is normally staying close to me, quietly exploring and sniffing the ground. When they want to play they'll race each other round the garden or have a good play fight until they're exhausted. They both know and abide by the rules and certainly don't need to socialise with other dogs to enjoy themselves!
     
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    So are you saying that you did not have your dog on a short lead, you allowed it to approach another unknown dog without ascertaining from the owner if that idea was a good one?

    Or did the dogs come over to you and your dog uninvited whilst you had total control over your dog?

    It has become obvious to me that there are a lot of rude dogs and owners that need to be trained and controlled.
    If you have no control over your dog, do not let if off the lead.
    If your dog invades the space of me and mine expect that your dog will be beaten without remorse at the next atttempt it makes.
    Put a lead on it or lose it.

    I guess we kind of understand each other now?
     
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    They really don't have to socialise. Mine get frustrated if dogs don't respect their space.

    On a lead I manage their walk so that they don't have to fight or flee. That's my job; to keep rude dogs and their owners at bay!
     
  19. Dogloverlou

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    And on the other end of the scale you have dogs like my Cash who whilst 'ok' with other dogs lacks manners and will push & push & push to get dogs to run around and play in his style only. So yeah, not a good idea to let him have a free for all with up to 10 dogs in which he will be learning nothing more than bully boy tactics to get what he wants. Far better for me to manage his interactions.
     
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    Define "attack"?
    Define "just saying hello"?

    Let me make one thing perfectly clear - if your dog approached mine without my consent, he'd be "saying hello" to nobody but me. Amazing how effective a human barricade (even of 1) can be in dissuading a dog to try his luck, without any violence of any kind. If that didn't work, I'd do whatever was humanely necessary to stop the little blighter from approaching my dog.

    If, however, your dog still somehow managed to get past me and get to my dog, and my dog was forced to take matters into his own paws, and you then tried to belt him with a stick, it wouldn't be my dog you'd need to worry about.
     
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