Playful or aggressive behavior with yearling goat in one year old male pup

by Lisa Bogan
(Dillwyn, va, usa)

I was hoping someone could help me with my amazingly awesome young Pyrenees mix pup. He has been playful or aggressive with one yearling goat in particular. He seems to go for her back legs and has drawn blood for the second time. He seems to do this in the very early morning hours around 6am after a night off leash protecting the perimeter with his 3 year old mother. After he attacked the same goat twice we had him neutered. That was 10-12 days ago. His one year Birthday is today. I believe his adrenaline is at a very high level early or at dawn due to his "working" all night long. Please help! I do not want to have to lose him and take him from his mother but I also do not want to find one of my dairy does dead. Please advise me in some way! Desperate at Rally Point Ranch!
Lisa

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Feb 19, 2017
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You need to work with your dog to stop this behaviour This is how they play. He is a pup, still.

You need to supervise your dog until this stops. He can't be left alone with the dogs until he learns he can't play like this.

Put him on a long line and allow him near goats. If you see him start this, say 'off' (try 'ah ah' is he doesn't listen). This should get his attention. When he stops, reward him with 'good boy' and a liver treat.

He won't get it overnight. Consistency and patience and time.

You get the idea but you must work with him to stop this behaviour.

Feb 19, 2017
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Sorry. It should say 'He can't be left alone with the goats until he learns he can't play like this.'

Feb 20, 2017
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Glad he's neutered
by: Anonymous

Lots going on here with your amazing, awesome pup. Having him neutered is a good thing, but will not solve all your problems.

Do you know what the 'mix' is? Knowing this may give you some insight into inherited character traits that may prove his undoing as a guardian dog.

Both your dogs are young. His mommy cannot teach him alone...you have to be out there when he's with the herd to encourage his proper behaviour. Lots of info on this site for you.

If his 'play' with the goats continues unchecked, you may well lose several goats and then, as a consequence, your awesome pup because doing this can become a habit. So, do not allow him unleashed access to your herd from now on. He has a lot of growing and learning to do, and you have to commit yourself to his education.

Good luck with this...it takes time but you will have a better canine citizen on your farm as a result.

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