Training and Obedience > behavior issue need tips help (4 replies)
behavior issue need tips help
by deancast on 09 May 2012 - 03:52
|We have a 10month old female Mal that we have had since it was 8weeks. She came from one of our local police officers. I also have a 8oa Boston Terrior male. The Mal just seems to dominate over the boston terrior. I put them out on the deck together and all the Mal wants to do is chew at the Boston's neck. Playing it is but the Boston does not like it. I have tried using shock collar but not having any luck. We cant sit at the deck and watch 24/7 Any ideas or tips would be great. I got this dog so I can eventually train for protection.|
by Two Moons on 09 May 2012 - 05:06
my first thought is that the collar is the wrong way to deal with the issue and will do more harm than good.
do not eventually train the Mal, you should be training and socializing now, in fact you should be well into both since eight weeks including working with the two dogs living together.
I take it the Terrier is not a pup, and no it will not like being dominated, but dominated it will be, or injured when it tries to stand it's ground.
You may want more than is possible here.
I do not know what you have done in the way of training so far with either dog but I can assure you the e-collar is a bad idea.
Also knowing the temperament of the Mal and Terrier both can be very high drive is a factor.
Until you come up with something I suggest keeping them apart when you cannot supervise.
What have you done so far in the training and socializing of the two dogs up to know?
by Ashah on 09 May 2012 - 08:55
you have to get involved with the pup. Have a lead off the pup and say no as you tug it away. You need to get in there and distract the pup
onto something else. The pup will learn if it wants a friend, it has to play nicely. But it is you that needs to train the pup gently. Get a crate,
pen in the yard to put either one of them in, if you don't have 2 yards. You need to focus on the pup until you can help teach it. And doesn't
take long but is well worth it. Good luck, I have a pup doing the same thing. If you tie it up or crate it all the time, it will miss out on valuable
training. And don't just use NO.. tisk with your tounge I use. Food and come, don't waer on one word with them. Good luck
by Two Moons on 10 May 2012 - 04:34
The problem is this all comes natural to them.
There is always dominance and submission between animals.
I have three GSDs and I see this everyday among them.
Sometimes things can become heated if there is any dispute over status.
by alboe2009 on 13 May 2012 - 03:32
|I'll second what moons stated. I can't read how old the BT is? If that is 8 yoa then the little guy is probably stressing also. You stated (I'm not being mean), the Mal is 10 mos and you have had her since 8 wks? Has she been doing this for the past 8 mos? We had a thread a while back and it was about what are the first things to teach a pup? "NO" can work for many unwanted behaviors.|
I would start from square one. Nothing for her is free. No free time to whoop up on the little guy. Part of her freedom will be spending time with him, enjoyable time if you can for him and both. She can't be dominating him at her every whim. You stated you can't watch them 24/7? Are you or someone else "watching" while this happens? intervention. I would crate her at times so the BT can be himself, have some quality time in his house with his Master(s). He will probably be a "different" dog or maybe even his old self again if that wasn't taken away?