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07-23-2007, 12:57 PM
hi, i know of someone at their wits end because their dog is very overprotective. he is great with the family and the kids and other animals, but gets agressive when people enter the yard. he has not drawn blood, but has put his teeth on visitors. the family has a couple of kids and are very worried about the dog hurting a visiting child, or anyone for that matter. the dog is a rescue pure brittany spaniel. they have had him for over 4 years, he is neutered and very loving.
they are looking to rehome this dog, but i am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for training this agressive protection out of him? does anyone have any suggestions. thanks.
07-23-2007, 02:21 PM
maybe these sites could help?
"Most of us have dogs who display signs of territorial aggression: our dogs bark at someone at the door, protect the car, bark as people pass on the sidewalk. All social animals exhibit some protective aggression -- your neighbors ever throw trash on your lawn? This behavior is increased by fences; the dog is able to continuously "patrol" and protect, and the behavior is made extremely bad if the dog is in an electric fence or chained. It can also be made worse if "door greeting" abnormalities are tolerated: the owner greets someone at the door with the dog by the collar. "
07-23-2007, 03:57 PM
thanks, the dog is not mine, or even friends of mine. i recieved a call about this dog last nite and said i would post here looking for help. they just want to find it another home, but i am hoping that if it can be trained not to be agressive they will keep it. they sound nice, and the dog sounds wonderful except for this agressive protectiveness. i will check those sites out in a little bit and see if there is advise i can pass on. also got your pm sara, and i will contact the woman you recommend.
i just hope it will all work.
07-23-2007, 10:59 PM
If you gets some site Post them i could use some help with this too =)
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