DOG AGGRESSTION TOWARDS A VISITING DOG

by NANCY DAVISON
(HOLLAND LANDING ONT CANADA)



I AM WATCHING MY DAUGHTERS DOG FOR THREE WEEKS I HAVE FIVE DOGS IN TOTAL ALL STAY IN THE HOUSE AND GET ALONG WELL ALL BUT MY PYRENEES GET ALONG GOOD WITH THE VISITING DOG EXCEPT FOR HER TACOMA WILL BE THREE IN JUNE .WE ARE GETTING THE DOGS TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE IT IS GOING TO WORK BUT ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT TACOMA IS BEING AGGRESSIVE WITH THE VISITING DOG .I HAVE TO MAKE THIS WORK .DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO DO TO MAKE IT WORK.REALLY NEED SOME HELP WITH THIS

THANKS NANCY

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by: Anonymous

This could be a situation that is impossible to 'fix'.

Question #1, Are all the dogs neutered/spayed?

#2 On their first introduction, did you allow the dogs to follow canine greeting protocol?

#3 At any time before she showed aggression was the visiting dog acting disrespectful and approaching you with excitement?

#4 What was the tenor of your voice at the time...was it high and excited?

#5 Were you worried or nervous prior to these 2 dogs meeting each other?

Think carefully.

Your Pyr went into guardian mode. She has her own reasons. That first greeting misstep may be irretrievable. In other words, she will always be 'on her guard' from now on when your daughter's dog shows up.

Pyrenees are so sensitive to everything, all the time. Sight, sounds, energy, vibrations. They have been bred to instantly protect when and if they feel something amiss that you will probably never notice. It would be cruel and potentially dangerous for you to expect her to override her inborn nature. Your daughter may have to find another sitter for her dog. Sorry.


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by: Anonymous

Would like to add this one little other thing to what I wrote: stop referring to your dog's actions as 'aggression'. If you continue to use the word aggression, you will be anxious and transmit what that word means to you. So, stop using it.

Your dog is expressing guardianship and will only display or posture as much as is required to achieve her mandate. And that is to keep you safe from harm.

She will look fierce. That's a big mouth full of serious teeth, the hair stands up so she appears even bigger, and the fierce sounds she makes are all 'posture', scary as it looks.

She can and will engage but again, only as much as is needed to neutralise threat. She was bred to do this and it is a wonderful, awesome, amazing thing to witness. (Please read about Frankie and the bear, on this site)

And remember too, her only motivation is to protect her own...you and her canine family. Treasure this. This is who she is.

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