I have a miniature pincher/chihuahua/ schnauzer mix. Obviously the min pin breed is known for their attitudes towards other dogs but this is bad. My roommate just bought a toy rat terrier. We brought him home today to introduce him to my dog. I put a muzzle on my dog to prevent anything from happening but kaleb (my dog) still snapped and lunged at this seven week old puppy. I scolded him and put him in his kennel. But as soon as I let him out he went right after the new puppy. Is there anything I can do to make Kaleb calm down? Or will this just take time for my dog to get used to the new dog? Thanks for the advice in advance!
I would put your dog into obedience classes and probably seek the advice of a behaviourist. You could have introduced the dogs on neutral territory, but I'm wondering if it would help. Has your dog been well socialized with other dogs, or does he spend a lot of time alone with you? It's unusual for a dog to be very aggressive with such a young puppy. It may have helped also if the pup was a female. Is your Min-Pin cross neutered?
You have great cause for concern. It sounds like your little guy has some big problems. The owner of the local nursery and garden shop in my town has a little min pin. I have brought my Mastiff in to shop and this little guy goes after her in a huge way. Sandy must pick him up and remove him. And Stella, my girl, just kind of looks at him like "dude, what is your problem?"
You state in your post that the Min Pin is known for dog aggression. It looks like you are right. Good luck, and I too, would recommend obedience classes, more for the controlled socialization than the sit, down, stays.
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Yes Kaleb is neutered. Hes a year and four months. He hasnt been around a ton of dog because the neighborhood I am in doesnt have anything but Huge dogs, which he barks at. And he does spend a lot of time with just me. Hes never done anything bad to a human, he usually barks for a few minutes and then warms right up. When I go back home to my family hes fine with their dogs.
I don't know about those obedience classes. Since her dog has been around here with no other dog until now, it is a jealous thing. I went through this myself. I brought a new puppy home and my older dog was not going to accept it. In fact, my husband ended up getting stitches when trying to introduce them because my older dog wanted to eat the pup up. It took time to get them acquianted but now they are the best of buddies.
Majorla, I partially agree with you, about the dog being jealous. The reason I suggested the obedience classes though, was to get the dog more involved with other dogs. I believe he has been at home with his Mom for the majority of his young life. Of course he will be jealous, and I think that will wear off after time, however, he is also attacking other dogs. Any social setting, combined with some structured training can only help this dog, just my view.