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Adopted Boy Showing Some Aggression Please Help

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by WeekendWarrior, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

    Update from the OP? :)
  2. FrankDublin

    FrankDublin CH Dog


    and as far as the rest of your post goes well thats your oppinion but all the folks I know never used a NILIF meathod more like kick that mofo in the ass
    or put it down
    and Im not just saying what happened to a friend trust me if I tell you it will work Ive done it myself

    so junkyard PISS OFF MATE :D
  3. synno2004

    synno2004 Top Dog

    We agree on something.
  4. ABK

    ABK Rest In Peace

    I'll just add this for thought - we once had a female dog (from a breeder BTW) & at 4 months she went after my husband after he pushed her so she wouldn't jump up on him. Once he turned his back she tried to bite him in the calf! The only thing that saved him from being bitten was that she was on a runner & she ran out of tether!

    I told him to go out there & cull that %$#&@# right now as she'll be nothing but a problem in the future. He said "Oh no, she was just acting out" & Oh no, we can train it out of her." So I relented. But guess what? At the age of two that %$#&@# cur bit the crap out of me & then looked me dead in the eye & went to go after me again!! Needless to say 5 min later, she was dead.

    The growling over the bone thing sounds more like food aggression & the growling snapping at the GF in the bed sounds like dominance aggression (to me anyway). But whatever you do, keep him or cull him please remember my cautionary tale & don't be suprised if some years down the road he bites someone as he has already given you fair warning.

    And I agree - don't ever EVER let this dog be around kids!! I don't care how "good" he acted the first 2 times. All it takes is one quick snap for a kid to end up in the ER getting stitches & a "pit bull bite" report being filed!

    (P.S. if it were my dog, he'd have been dead after the snapping incident. HA = dead dog in my house.)
  5. budboy88

    budboy88 CH Dog

    i think ill just keep my opinion on this to myself i always get threatening messages on PBC saying ill get banned for giving my honest opinion on these kind of threats

    but i will say around here a dog only snaps at a person one time ;)
  6. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

    You need to let me know who is threatening you so I can make sure that does not happen to you again. :)
  7. budboy88

    budboy88 CH Dog

    i already had it taken care of thanks though
  8. Old Timer

    Old Timer CH Dog

    Now this isn't the politically correct thing to say and I do want to say in advance that this is generally but not all the time. But more often than not dogs from rescues are dogs that had problems that the previous owners either couldn't handle or they just couldn't be bothered trying to handle it. Sometimes the problems are minor and can be corrected very easily and other times you need to put the dog down.

    With that being said I always have culled a dog that showed human aggression, But you will now and again get a pup that wants to see how far they can go. Big difference in this and a dog being a manfighter. Judging by what I have read it sounds to me like your dog was comfortable and he was trying to stay in the same spot and was claiming the bed and such as his own. This is something that needs to be nipped in the bud and quick, If he does it again grab him by the scruff of the neck while staring him right in the eye and in a loud stern voice say no and at the same time drag him off the bed by the scruff and then hold him down there of the floor and swat him on the hind end. If he fights you which he very well might do just hold on to the scruff and get him on his back and just fight him, Don't let him up or go until he quits fighting and looks the other way. Make sure in everything that you guys do that you are both the dominant figures in the dogs eyes, You go through doors first, You decide when and how he gets fed and what he has to do before he gets that food bowl and things like that. And remember that beds and couches are for people and the floor is for dogs. Doesn't mean he can't be comfortable with a nice pillow or crate or that but the bed is for you and not for the dog.

    If he is truly a manfighter you will know pretty quick and the only responsible thing to do is put him down.
  9. ABK

    ABK Rest In Peace

    lol, this is a good point old timer. Some bulldogs are just hard-headed & will do what they want, when they want, but they don't mean any serious harm. I have had a few like this & they have had to live under the NILIF training regime or they will get out of control. Other times you can give a cheeky dog a good "come to Jesus meeting" & that's all it takes. The problem is knowing when a dog is simply trying to be in control but won't cause any serious harm or when a dog is trying to be in control but WILL cause serious harm. IMO is there is any doubt whatsoever, having the dog PTS is the best thing to do for the breed & for everyone exposed to the dog b/c if you err, someone will get hurt.

    JMHO ...
  10. WeekendWarrior

    WeekendWarrior Big Dog

    Just a little UPDATE. The dog has obviously had some training in the past. So to say the previous owners didnt care at all might not be true. After working with him and putting my foot down he has been good. He will sit and wait to eat till he is told. Will sit and wait for his leash to be put on and stay until he is told he can go out. He now knows to goto his bed when he is told and the couch and bed are no place for him. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying the dog is perfect or anywhere near ready but he has settled in well so far. Also let me put this out there. I have dealt with an aggressive pit/mix before. My other girl is very human and animal aggressive. Not toward me or my family but not good with strangers. But a close eye always has to be kept on her. After 5 years I have never had an incident with her and she is one of the best dogs I have ever had. So I might not be dog men like most of you on here but however i am not some teenager with no experience or knowledge of the breed. I want to thank everyone who was mature and offered advice in that matter thank you I have taken all of it in.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 7, 2009
  11. Old Timer

    Old Timer CH Dog

    Yeah that is a good point.

    It makes it tough for us to tell by just a few posts and then we have to take into consideration how much experience the owners have with dogs.

    Handling experience makes a big difference to.
  12. Old Timer

    Old Timer CH Dog

    Now that puts a whole new spin on things.

    When you have a dog that is a manbiter and one that may be they will feed off each other. Your older one will influence your younger pup and when one gets going the other will and they will just rile each other up something fierce if you don't keep a eye to it.
  13. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

    How old is this dog? Also, it might be a good idea to crate and rotate.

    Good stuff from Old Timer and ABK:)
  14. WeekendWarrior

    WeekendWarrior Big Dog

    When I moved in with my gf my parents were so attached to my other girl she stayed at home with them. I wouldnt think of bringing another dog in with her. This boy is the only pet in the home and it will stay that way
  15. WeekendWarrior

    WeekendWarrior Big Dog

    She is six now I think. She has calmed down a lot and is just a lap dog now
  16. Old Timer

    Old Timer CH Dog

    Oh ok.

    Well I guess just see what happens with him, But do be prepared to do whats right should the dog turn out to be a screwball.
  17. WeekendWarrior

    WeekendWarrior Big Dog

    Thank you I will

  18. synno2004

    synno2004 Top Dog

    It only takes one bad apple. all I can is WOW!!!! people dont learn...........................................................................
  19. WeekendWarrior

    WeekendWarrior Big Dog

    So if you get a guard dog like a rott and they show aggression to someone there protecting and do there job you put them down? By human aggressive I just mean she protects her home. Not a sketchy dog by any means. Like I said before this dog isn't in the same house.
  20. junkyard

    junkyard CH Dog

    netdogger.com aka francina dribblingshit keep your eyes open buddy i havent mentioned nilif anywhere in my post.
    your answer to any bulldog problem is to shoot them, probly why you cant post any peds or pics of your shiteating curs because they are not around long enough.
    dont call me a mate either im far from that to you, i may not be what is classed as a dogman but i can bet ive seen more real game dogs in one yard than what you see hunting pigs hickboy.

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