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How good is your dogs nature?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Meezey, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Meezey

    Meezey Slave to the Black & Tans and the Trundle Bugs.

    Jan 29, 2013
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    Okay so I know Cian is only a puppy still (7 months) but I swear he has the patients of a saint with everything but mostly other dogs..

    He is off lead a lot of the time, but if someone else has their dog on lead we put him on, he's a well mannered puppy I think, he's very gentle and not OTT doesn't bounce all over other dogs and doesn't pester, and comes back when called, but he puts up with some ill manners from other dogs, if your dog is not good with other dogs then put it ON the bloody lead.

    He was humped by a rampant off lead male this Sunday, Cian was on the lead I might add.. OH removed the dog from Cian and he didn't bat an eye lid. Owners did and said nothing.

    Later in the walk Cian was on lead again when a Jack Russell ignored his owner and ran over to Cian, Cian was fine had a sniff and the Jack Russell tried to rip his face off Cian just looked a him like "Dude chill". Give his owner their dues they came and apologized when they saw us again saying he had never done it before hence he was always off lead.

    Cue Schnauzer Type who thought is was okay to jump all over Cian covering him in mud growling and snarling at him again Cian did not react. Owner did nothing.

    I think it's great that he is so good with other and I hope he keeps it up when he matures as you can just see peoples faces when a full grown adult male Rott responds to their dogs aggressiveness..

    So how tolerant is your dog of ill manners in other dogs? Or are they just not having it.

    How tolerant are you of other ill mannered dogs and their owners? OH snapped at the JRT owner, and she's the only one who said sorry or looked remotely concerned about her dog, and held his collar when we passed the next time... I in general say nothing, but it winds me up lol
  2. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

    Aug 27, 2008
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    Mine arent great with other dogs so I tend to stay well away!:eek: TBH though any other dog that 'jumps all over them' is bound to be at least twice the size and could seriously hurt them so if they want to bark at an approaching dog to tell it to go away then thats fine.
    Alfie and Heidi are abit nervous of strangers too but Adam loves people, esp kids and Hannah is just amazing!:D No matter who the person is (or how scared) she is total steady and just a calm friendly girl. Im very proud of her for that as she is a mix of the top 2 most likely to bite breeds and had quite a nasty natured mum but her own personality is good enough to be a therapy dog.:)
  3. Leanne77

    Leanne77 PetForums VIP

    Oct 18, 2011
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    Flynn is completely intolerant of ill mannered dogs and will not stand for over excitement, cockiness, being disturbed whilst he's focused on something or having his space invaded. Having said that, he has shown remarkable tolerance on occasion with puppies or smaller dogs that we have met on walks, or friends dogs when they have been pups etc and can be very gentle if he's in the right mood!

    Jessie will only get bossy if a dog wants to play and starts jumping on her or tries to hump her. Other than that she ignores other dogs.

    Jed is quite laid back and tolerant and has a lenient approach to telling other dogs off. He will do if they overstep the mark by a fair bit and then it's just normally a warning growl, whereas Flynn tends to go OTT when telling other dogs off.

    None are aggressive and being older dogs and being well mannered themselves, they tend to frown upon lack of manners.

    Me however, i'm totally intolerant of rude dogs and rude owners!
  4. Phoenix24

    Phoenix24 PetForums Senior

    Apr 6, 2013
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    Our Yorkie Teddy used to love all other dogs regardless of size, and learnt the hard way that not all other dogs are as friendly as he is. Incidentally he was attacked by two smallish breeds (can't remember what they were) that were just a little bigger than he, and a few years later by two springers. The Alsations, boxers, and other giant breeds he has gotten close enough to sniff haven't batted an eyelid.

    The two small dogs that attacked him I had to pull off, the owner just stood there right next to me and did nothing, and barely apologised. Luckily the dogs got their teeth on Ted's harness and not him, though we were both quite shaken!

    With the two springers - bloke off in distance, no control or call back at all. The dogs chased our dog into the arms of a bunch of lads who picked Ted up and then berated the man for not controlling his dogs.

    Now Teddy is much more wary of other dogs, in particular larger and/or bouncy dogs - he doesn't like to be jumped on or humped, and will normally snarl at them - but I have never seen him bite. Interestingly/strangely he shows a similar kind of behaviour I can only assume is a dominance thing to puppies he meets, and I always put him on lead or re-direct him away from people approaching with young puppies. Otherwise if he meets a good natured good mannered dog he will interact with them nicely, just so long as they don't get too much in his personal space.
  5. simplysardonic

    simplysardonic Moderator
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    Sep 1, 2009
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    None of mine are patient with rude dogs.

    Bob can also be rude due to lack of socialisation as a pup, so I don't really let him interact with any dogs apart from a few I know he really gets on with, & our girls, of course. He is amazing with any other species- horses, rats, bunnies, birds, llamas etc, but with dogs he's a pain!
  6. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

    Jan 5, 2013
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    Jack is far too tolerant of other ill-mannered dogs and is IMO subordinate, so will just stand and put up with it. :mad:

    I, on the other hand, am extremely intolerant of ill-mannered dogs (on his behalf) and am constantly sending them off with a flea in their ear! AND their bloody owners who IMO are also usually just as ill-mannered :mad:
  7. tabulahrasa

    tabulahrasa PetForums VIP

    Nov 4, 2012
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    Mine is the rude dog. Though as a positive he cares not if they bounce, hump, bite him - he takes it all as an invitation to play.
  8. lostbear

    lostbear Bear right at Newcastle . . .

    May 29, 2013
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    Loki is the most patient boy ever - nothing phases him and he looks so upset if another dog is aggressive towards him.

    Sophie doesn't like big dogs much, but just grumbles at them - doesn't do anything.

    Grace used to be a sweetie, but was attacked three times in one day by other dogs (and no, she didn't provoke it - on one of these occasions she was on her back, submitting, and the dog (lab) sniffed from her face to her 'bits' and back again, and then grabbed her throat. She still has the scar. I was walking her home when a fox terrier that we had passed shot back towards us and bit her just in front of her back leg (left her with another scar)). She now will jump on any dog that rushes up to her.
  9. Reverie

    Reverie PetForums VIP

    Mar 26, 2012
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    Mine is more of the rude bouncy puppy type :p She doesn't tend to jump on dogs though unless she has discovered they want to play (Although she will jump on people- ugh, bane of my life) But I often put her on the lead when I see other dogs coming (particularly on lead) because she has very little self control and will run over for a sniff/hello. Her recall is getting better though! :D

    She has told off other dogs but only if they are bigger than her and keep batting her with their paws or trying to jump on her back. :p She then goes right back to playing though.
  10. Barcode

    Barcode PetForums Senior

    Mar 7, 2011
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    Scrabble is now (I think I can finally say this) o.k, unless the dog is ill-mannered. In which case, it can end up in Scrabble chasing it off - almost always after various warning signals have been given. I have never seen her make physical contact with another dog, it almost seems to be "Get out of my space after I have told you to leave." I do not reprimand her for this, but do, of course, keep her leashed when I am in any way uncertain of what is approaching.

    Matilda, on the other hand, loves all dogs thus far. She can be quite submissive. Whilst that may not be ideal, better that than her doing a Scrabble because I just know that it would invite comments about the 'local aggressive Staffy.' When Scrabble does it it's suddenly "ooh, a feisty typical Border." Bizarre.
  11. cravensmum

    cravensmum PetForums VIP

    Jun 28, 2010
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    Mine are all very good with rude dogs when they are offlead.

    Craven is quite happy to play with any dog,and them being rude to him means they want to play,on lead too he still thinks he can play.:eek: He has never been humped but I'm sure he would just take it in his stride.

    Flint will tolerate rude dogs for quite a long time before he eventually gives a growl and air snap,unfortunately for some reason a lot of male dogs want to hump him which he won't tolerate.

    Bodhi at the moment is still at the stage where every dog is a new toy for her to play with,so it's usually her being the rude dog if I don't get her on lead first,although she only wants to play and is not too bad if they don't want to play she will recall straight away.
  12. SLB

    SLB PetForums VIP

    Apr 25, 2011
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    Sadie is getting less tolerant of rude dogs.
    Benjie - I wouldn't even attempt it.
    Louie - depends if the dog is a dog or a bitch - he lets Pen get away with everything.
    Pennie - she's tolerant to a point, but isn't afraid to tell them off.
    Jack - bomb proof.
  13. Jobeth

    Jobeth PetForums VIP

    May 23, 2010
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    My older dog will move away and go behind me. Even when he was ragged by a bigger dog he just screamed and tried to get to me. My 4kg yorkie is fine with dogs, but will tell rude dogs to back off with a growl. I pick her up then for her own safety. Thankfully I haven't met too many stupid owners who think it is ok to let their off lead dog bother a tiny dog that they will have seen being put back on lead when they approach.
  14. Dogless

    Dogless PetForums VIP

    Feb 26, 2010
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    Kilo was always very patient with other dogs until attacked one too many times. He'd put up with far too much. I couldn't tell you now as we are still not at the stage of being in the same universe as any other canine bar those he knew from before the last, worst, attack.

    Rudi since day one has been utterly intolerant of any dogs jumping on him onlead or up at me barking.
  15. Sarah1983

    Sarah1983 PetForums VIP

    Nov 2, 2011
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    With Spencer it depends on the dog. He'll tolerate more rude behaviour from a puppy or dog he knows than he will from an adult he's just met. It also depends on what the rude behaviour is. Bouncing around him in excitement is something he isn't too bothered about unless it goes on and on and on. Following him around with stiff body language, staring at him and trying to control where he goes is not something he'll put up with for long although he will try to just ignore the dog at first (I step in ASAP in these situations). Humping is something he's fine with from certain dogs, not from others. Some he'll tell off, others he'll just stand there and wait for me to rescue him. Barking in his face isn't tolerated at all. They get the glare at first and he will escalate up if that doesn't work.

    He used to not be bothered about rude behaviour at all but as he's matured he's become much more fussy about manners. Obviously I don't just stand by and let other dogs be rude but sometimes things happen so quickly it's over and done with before you've gone two steps.

    Spencer can also be the rude one himself at times. He's much better off leash than on and is nowhere near as bad as he used to be but he still has his moments.
  16. lilythepink

    lilythepink PetForums VIP

    Jul 24, 2013
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    Its rare that I go off the farm walking with dogs so don't often come across other dogs apart from family ones that all know each other.

    If I am out and my dogs are off lead, I always put them on lead and wait for the other dog to pass or we walk past.

    Bullmastiff is very tolerant of other dogs and as we have a naughty saluki that jumps all over her and is really a handful and bully doesn't bother at all, I would hope she would be as laid back with other dogs.wouldn't risk it though.

    Dakkie is the most intolerant creature I have ever come across and another dog only needs to look at him the wrong way and he gives the look. He has tried his damndest to educate the saluki.but she doesnt like to listen.

    Saluki is only 5 months so a baby yet but has underlying aggression that I think needs dealing with already.I wouldn't let her off lead at all in a public place cos she would run off and go and annoy everybody else she could find.
  17. tiatortilla

    tiatortilla PetForums VIP

    Oct 1, 2012
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    Hmm. Tia is fairly intolerant, but it stems from being scared so I think it's maybe a bit different from a dog that just generally has a short fuse?
    She doesn't mind all rude dogs, if they're a similar size, she's off lead and it's a friendly type of rude then she's not always bothered, but won't hesitate to bark and see off a larger dog that invades her space and ignores more subtle warnings. She isn't tolerant of any dog when she's on lead.
    Insanely tolerant of people though, she'd put up with anything!
  18. labradrk

    labradrk PetForums VIP

    Dec 10, 2012
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    Nearly all dogs are told to go away by Tilly. Occasionally she'll have a half-arsed sniff of a dog similar in size, but it's very rare. So, very intolerant of dogs generally - not aggressively, she just has no interest.

    Dex is extremely tolerant and almost never tells another dog off. In fact that last time was probably years ago (not including my girls!).

    Bo is tolerant of her 'friends' rude behaviour - she can be jumped on, chased, humped, barked at etc by them until the cows come home. However, a dog rude dog she does not know will not be welcomed kindly. She tends to stand in one place rigid before moving onto air snapping. If they persist - watch out!! I try not to ever get her into the position where she needs to defend herself beyond an air snap, however if the other dog is really out of control, it's difficult to hold onto Bo and try to tell the offender to sod off.
  19. MLB

    MLB Guest

    Chaos gets on with most dogs but he doesn't like dogs that bark at him. Hes happier around one or two dogs which are calm and good mannered rather than a big group. If there is a big group of dogs and they are excitable he does his 'sit' which means he wants to be put on lead. For some reason he's happier on the lead around other dogs and is much more relaxed. I know usually it's the other way around but the lead calms him.:confused:

    Angel likes all dogs except rude ones that try jumping on her back.

    Shadow used to be good with other dogs and he is still fine with dogs that he knows but since getting badly attacked in January he is very wary of meeting new dogs and will bolt if a dog so much as looks at him a bit funny so sadly I now have to keep him on a lead unless I can see there are no other dogs about.

    All three are fantastic with other people and love kids. Chaos can be a bit suspicious and aloof with men but he is fine after he realises they are ok.
  20. pogo

    pogo PetForums VIP

    Jul 25, 2011
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    Harvey has an amazing nature, is tolerant of all dogs, in his puppy days he had the odd time where he was a typical in your face staffy, but as he's grown up i couldn't ask for more of him, always off lead, doesn't run up to on lead dogs etc etc. With rude dogs he tends to just cower as he's not a dog that enjoys confrontation, he tends to look to Chance for 'protection'

    Chance well is always on lead but has always been dog reactive, however over the last 6 months has REALLY improved and he has a lot of doggy friends which he's brilliant with and we have also had a couple of dogs stay at ours and again was brilliant.

    Chance will however NOT tolerate rude dogs, pups he is very tolerant of, but adult dogs nope no way. We get at times a lot of dogs run over to us with Chance on lead, if they start jumping all over him or harvey, growling/barking yada yada said dog will get pinned to the floor and not allowed to move by Chance, so i always shout over for them to get their dog or put them on lead.
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