hello i have an 8wk old dobie and my friends have a pitbull puppy,english bulldog,labrador,and my aunt has a beagle.They are all under 10 wks of age.everytime they all come over we let them loose in my backyard and i have noticed that my dobie keeps on biting my friends bulldog and evrytime the bulldog drinks water my dog knocks the water on purpose so he wont drink.when it comes to feeding time my dobie doesnt let anyone eat until he does.if any puppy tries to eat the food my dobie will bite the puppy until the puppy starts whining.yesterday i noticed that the beagle,pitbull and the english bulldog got together and attacked my dobie one from behind one from the legs and one in the face,they dont get along and now the other puppies are getting together as a pack and have turned on my dobie.
i think that the best way to remedy this is to slowly introduce them together just a couple of dogs at once and try and get them playing with the owners as a type of distraction. I had a private class with my dobie and a rather silly dog who didnt like other dogs! the instructer told us to keep both the dogs on leads so that they could not attack one another..you musn't let these dogs fight it only encourages there behaviour and is not only dangerous to you and your friends but also to the dogs~i wouldn't want either you of the dogs to be harmed. You have to control the situtation dont let them run free and continue there 'naughty' behaviour and let the situation get out of control..the problem also with a large group off dogs of this age is that they are all trying to show one another they are top dog! bless em :-) the above worked for me and my dog and the other dog who attended the classses..its all about taking it slowly..you will get there in the end..
if you were referring to me I AM NOT PITTS~why am i getting targeted with these comments all over my posts just because im new..i hear he/she (pitts) has been nasty lately..i was just trying to offer some usefull advice im Nicola ward 23 from east anglia in the uk and NO i dont have a show dog..read the thread on mistreated dogs/dobbies and you will know why! and if you want to see my doberman check out www.dogfun.co.uk click on the 'your pets' tab and go to the bottom of the page..his names Harvey. thanks twinkletoes uk
(ps this comment is not a nasty one..i'm just trying to straighten this upsetting problem out)
***Edited By: twinkletoes on 4/7/2005 6:57:59 AM*** Reason: c