The dog is showing you dominance to you and your other dog! You need to stop it before it happens or else it is only going to get worse and someone or something is going to get hurt.
My other dog is a spayed bitch, he shows no aggression towards her, she dominates him. I do not think he is showing dominance towards me, he is trying to take a ball out of my hand, the trouble is I do not always have a ball. He does not bite me but he is big and sometimes the bumping hurts. This only happens when we first leave the house after ten minutes he calms down. I do not know how to stop him from doing this, thats why I posted here for any suggestions.
I take it when you leave the house with the dog, he is on a leash or if not he should be
So' if you have him on a leash and he acts up say what you will but he is trying to boss you. You only give your dog ANYTHING, if you want to give it to him.
YOU' do not give him anything because the Dog wants it
So' if he goes to take something from your hand then give him a damn good hard correction Both hands if needs be and say NO' give the correction quickly as soon as he goes for the balless hand
Do not pussyfoot about with him give him a strong correction hard enough to make him think twice about doing it the next time.
I can put the leash on every time I go out the door but I want to correct the behavior. I understand what you are saying, I'm not afraid to give him a good correction but he is well behaved on a leash. If I walk out the door with him on a leash and release him when I throw the ball everthing is fine, after I have thrown the ball a few times he calms down and is not so frantic. With no leash he will stay in a down until I get out the door but the minute I free him up he is back to trying to take the ball whether or not there is one in my hand. So how to I transition from the leash to no leash. The only time he badgers the female is when we first go out and there is no ball, his body language to her is play. Unfortunately she is not physically able, after a few attemps she will put him in his place.
In that case there is one thing you can try.
One is to have a ball ready when you take the leash off him and he is on a down, You cover the ball with Bitter Lemon Juice prepare it before you take the dog out, a tennis ball is good for this because the lemon will soak in a bit and not run off,
If you do this a few times he should get the message. Dogs do not like bitter lemon taste in there mouth, However you use a ball completly different to one you use if you are training the Dog and use it to build up the Dogs drive LIke a Ball on a rope like the tennis ball above,
The above is good for a mouthing Puppy as well, I have in the past squeezed Lemon Juice on my hand and wrist the Pup soon learns not to have a mouth on the hand and wrist when he finds the taste is not to his likeing You can also do this for your dog, He will get the message pretty quickly
Thank you, I will start with the lemon juice immediately and pick up some other bitter products when I am out.
Try wearing shark mittens, longer sleeves and an application of the always versatile "Schutzhund Soccer Style Kick". That'll fix it for sure.