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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Hannah Thomson, May 22, 2018.


  1. Hannah Thomson

    Hannah Thomson PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    My 5 year old neutered terrier is a very sociable dog. And until now he has always played well with other dogs.

    I am trying to socialise him with my brothers puppy, however my brothers pup is unneutred and keeps trying to mount him. My dog has gave a few warning snarls but this did not deter the pup. (Who is an alsatian and bigger). So now my dog got fed up and goes for him agressivley every time my brothers dog goes near him, and my brothers dog just wont leave him alone.

    Will the other dog eventually leave my dog and they will get on or is this going to be the 1 dog my dog will not tolerate.
     
  2. kimthecat

    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    You need to intervene and stop the pup doing this otherwise it will become a habit.
     
  3. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Control the pup and don't allow him to pester the other dog.

    I would avoid subjecting the terrier to this boisterous pup tbh before their relationship is destroyed for good.

    Get your cousin to join puppy and training classes.

    It is not up to older dogs to teach the pup - it’s the owner’s and careful management is needed to avoid dramas.
     
  4. Hannah Thomson

    Hannah Thomson PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for replies.

    I dont think my brother realises that his pup not leaving my dog alone is the issue. It appears he sees my dog as the problem.

    This is his 1st dog where as i am on my 3rd.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Jamesgoeswalkies

    Jamesgoeswalkies PetForums VIP

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    Your brother needs to understand here that it is his job to help and guide his puppy to have good manners when a grown up and that if he leaves his puppy to annoy other dogs (who have asked the pup politely to leave them alone) he will eventually put his pup at risk. Not all dogs will be as tolerant as your sociable terrier is (your dog has given polite warning before escalating the aggression).

    Puppies and young dogs are extremely annoying and don't pick up on other dogs body language (unusually until it's too late) so I would suggest either keeping the German Shepherd on the lead so he can be called away or keeping them separated by a baby gate.

    And yes, get your brother to get his pup to a class.

    J
     
  6. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    FYI all of the GSD’s in my walking area have absolutely no social skills and are either kept on leash or away from other dogs as their untrained, thuggish behaviour has caused issues with other dogs. One or two are actually not trustworthy around other dogs, probably caused by being snapped at (even bitten) by an harassed dog who took things into it’s own paws, fed up with being clonked and tormented.

    Socialising any pup is about owners teaching them to have good manners around other dogs, read their signals and preferably to be dog neutral so they don’t consider every dog they see as a playmate (or worse, a toy).
     
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  7. Hannah Thomson

    Hannah Thomson PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you both.

    Everyone has been really helpful.
     
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