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Re: Stopping Aggression towards other dogs

Postby orhunter » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:46 am

Being aggressive means with enough force the dog forgets the other dog and is now focused on the human who is or should be in control. Force can be verbal or physical or both. Whatever it takes to get the proper results. Those results may be fleeting, for the moment. I honestly don't believe it can always be cured and to a large extent is genetic in nature. If it is due to some traumatic incident early in a dogs life, it may be fixable but if it isn't, learn to hunt alone.
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Re: Stopping Aggression towards other dogs

Postby Birddogs » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:27 pm

Very interesting thread ...Thnk u .
I have a 11 yr.old WPG , no kids , no other dogs .
He is 11 th versatile , never had any problems like this
Previously . I read on here a post about WPG not being
A good choice because of aggression problems ...
When he was 3-4 , he had his first go round with a coyote .
The coyote faired very poorly . It happened again maybe a year
later, a denned up female attacked him . We were in a park and
I had him on a check cord , The coyote disengaged ,I guess a deranged
human screaming while he runs up a rope was unfamiliar to her.
By 5 he had a general dislike for all other dogs and humans .
My bad , he spent all his time with me and now I see poorly socialized .
Now here s the weird part loves blond dogs hates black dogs of any kind .
He is very protective and quite jealous , and spoilt . I believe he us my last
Pointer and has been a Supreme Birddog .
I quit walking him on a check cord in our city's large parks because to many
people ignore the on leash only law . While the other dog is male posturing
the Griff already has him by the face or ear . People have no sense of humour
about that .I totally believe the fear part of this ..
My breeder told me though he was the runt he fought off his siblings while he ate.
He has always eaten like it's going to be illegal in 5 minutes .
He came pre trained , I shot wild birds over him at 4 months ....and I was busy in those
days .. So I didn't train him like I did the Brits , the Viszlas, the EP , the Labs
He is absolutely the best 4 legged buddy I have ever had but I have never been in denial
about his quirks and have acted accordingly .
Oh my goodness , what a beautiful Dog , is he friendly ......NO
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Re: Stopping Aggression towards other dogs

Postby orhunter » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:17 pm

Birddogs:

Kinda remind me of my first Griff in some respects. Not nearly as bad as you've described but far from perfect. I didn't know her pedigree before I bought her but I later learned she came from a kennel line known for being aggressive. The breeder was actually told by NAVHDA judges to clean up her dogs or they'd ban them from tests. I can point to the particular dog in my dog's pedigree that was the trouble maker.

Yes, where temperament isn't a consideration for breeding (show dogs) Griff aggression can be very real in many of them. I've seen some others of questionable backgrounds that were not friendly.

My good Griff was a completely different animal.
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Re: Stopping Aggression towards other dogs

Postby PL_Guy » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:48 pm

rman wrote:I've got a 2 year old pp bitch. She's great with people and loves to hunt, but she's pretty aggressive and growsy with other dogs even while hunting. Any tips or resources on training dogs to not growl and fight other dogs?

Check this out: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/do ... 1&type=pdf

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