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Why do dags always attack mine

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by poopscoop, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. poopscoop

    poopscoop PetForums Newbie

    Jun 3, 2010
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    Hi I have a staff that is 18 months old and evertime i take it out it is always being attacked by other dogs , this has happened 7 times .i just cant work it out i know its not the other dogs that are nasty ,but i cant work it out why every other persons dog wants to attack mine ,i would be greatful to hear any answers thanx.aw sorry i spelt dogs wrong in the headline
    #1 poopscoop, Jun 3, 2010
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
  2. rona

    rona Guest

    How long have you had your dog?
    My dog was always getting attacked when I first got him at 20 months, because he hadn't been socialized properly and all his reactions were wrong.
    He wanted to play and the other dogs thought he was threatening
  3. catz4m8z

    catz4m8z PetForums VIP

    Aug 27, 2008
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    He may be p&^%%$g the other dogs without you noticing!
    Does he approach other dogs with his head and tail high?, play rough?, or try and put his head/body over theirs?
    I can remember one guy in a park warning me about an aggressive Staff in a park that had attacked his JRT. When we met his JRT it did all the things I mentioned and annoyed my dogs no end, Im not surprised the Staff didnt put up with it! The poor guy just thought he was playing!:rolleyes:
  4. lucysnewmum

    lucysnewmum PetForums Senior

    Feb 25, 2010
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    it sounds like your dog is giving off the wrong signals to the other dogs for sure. watch his body language next time you are out. the instant he stiffens up, lunges, raises his tail high, pricks his ears fully, divert his attention from the dogs (change direction if necessary). ask him for a Sit and Quiet or ask him for a Down. this may lengthen your walk but it will tell the other dogs that he is no threat.

    has he been socialised well? did you go to puppy classes with him? how much basic obedience have you done with him? if your answers are No, No, and Not much then i respectfully suggest that you book some basic obedience classes with him. this will help enormously with his socialisation and strengthen your bond and control of him.

    please dont take any of this as a criticism of yourself...its JMO on what you have posted so far.
    Gilly :thumbup:
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