agression

Hi We have a beautiful 5 year old spade female. We walk her 3 times a day, play with her in the backyard and she is lovely. However her guarding instinct is becoming difficult. We walk her in the neighbourhood and with dogs she knows she is fine. Dogs she doesn't know she gets aggressive and if too close almost starts a fight. What can our family do to be consistent in training her how not to be aggressive? Also is there any place I can bring her to romp and play with other dogs, someone who would know how to deal with her. Thanks I am also looking for a trainer who would know how to advise us.

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Dec 13, 2014
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by: Monica

When walking our pyrs, we also found that they become aggressive towards certain other dogs. The way we deal with it is to be aware of the oncoming problem and then make our dogs sit until the other dog has passed. Works like a charm.

Good luck

Dec 21, 2014
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by: Sandra

Our Pyr was extremely timid around most dogs and people, being a rescue. But on occasion he could be aggression towards another dog, not sure why. No particular breed or size.

To socialize him, we took him for a doggy "play date" once a week for 1.5 hours at our local dog "camp"? Not exactly sure what else to call it. They board, groom, dog sit etc. Because you never know what dogs are going to show up each week (although there is a core usual group), he had to learn not to be shy or timid, and not to be aggressive. The people there will not allow it to continue. They do realize there is a pecking order to be established but nothing beyond that.

It was fantastic for him and still is.

You might try it out if there is a place close by.





Jan 26, 2015
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by: Anonymous

It's obvious you love your beautiful Pyr and want to do the best for her. And you are spot on in your quest for a doggy play day. We humans like to think we are all they need, and we do everything we can to make it so. But dogs need interaction with their own kind, find their favorite playmate in a group and have fun being "dog". You will find her emotionally uplifted after a play-date. Her aggression therefore may not be that at all, but rather frustration. Being strong willed and self aware, she may be trying to resolve her own dilemma...her desire for interaction with her own kind. On your walks with her, stay calm, shoulders relaxed, no tension on the leash and keep her at your side not ahead of you in guardian position. She is fortunate to have you in her life. Hope you find a satisfying social
life for her.

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