(Closed) Dogs aggression towards one other dog

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - country club in Michigan

Sometimes dogs just dont get along. It’s normal, and not much you can do about it. You just can’t bring your dog around this one. You can try slow introductions, etc in a neutral territory (e.g. not your house of the other dogs house–this is crucial) but its ALOT of work, needs to be consistent and often, and doesn’t always work out. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 12 months ago by  Emm85.
Post # 3
2087 posts
Buzzing bee

Soemtimes theres just dogs your dog wont like. Same as people, you’re not gonna get along with every single person you meet, even if your last 50 interactions with new people were great. 

You can try continued introductions in neutral territory and trying to make things more civil between them, but I dont think you should expect your dog to be bffs with this dog just because your other dog was. 

Post # 4
1904 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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stringofpearls:  As PP mentioned, it may just be these two will not like each other. This may be a dominance thing between these two and neither will back down.

Also, you stated you introduced them on a walk… did you tense up? Tighten the leash as the english Bulldog approached? Dogs read their owners reactions as others approach. Any slight reaction from you felt through the leash will cause a reaction in your dog.

Did you correct the misbehavior? Stern voice correction, “NO”, should have been immediate with the bad behavior.

Did you touch/nice talk to your dog? This would have been a positive response and rewarded the bad behavior.

It sounds like the Bulldog is not on your dogs lists of friends =)

Post # 5
3728 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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stringofpearls:  So we have a neighbor dog. It is a really sweet dog. The kind of dog I would assume my dog (Lady) would love to play with in a dog park. We call the dog Nemesis. Anytime Nemesis walks by, Lady goes nuts. Nemesis goes nuts if Lady walks by. Nemesis is fine with other dogs, Lady is fine with many other dogs. They just cannot get along.

What I have learned in 11 months of dealing with Nemesis is that he and Lady will not be friends. It is sad, but they just do much better apart.

Post # 7
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - City Hall NYC

My dog HATES bully breeds.  I have no idea why but I have read its something about their faces?!?!?? I dont know but my dog hates them all, pitbulls, bulldogs, french bulldogs, bull terriers. The minute he sees one he goes to attack.  He attacked a cute little french bulldog at the dog park with no warning, he cut him above his eye, and we havent been to the dog park since.

Post # 8
1219 posts
Bumble bee

My daughter just got a new rescue.  She already has a boxer and I have a boxer.  Her two did not get a long at first even though my dog and her dog always have.  She did the walking introduction (after the fact) but let her original dog stay in the lead.  They walked them that way for a pretty long walk.  Her and her Husband did the same walk for several days in a row.  She says they finally calmed down enough to get distracted by other things on the walk and leave each other alone (as long as her original dogs stays in front).  A few weeks later, I went to visit and took my dog.  We met in the street with all three dogs.  There was a little scuffle at first but once we started walking them it was fine.  We kept them in order, her original dog, my dog, and the new rescue last.  We walked them like that for quite a while.  They were fine after we got home.  When ever we feed, put on leashes, open the door to go outside, give treats, etc, anything, we always make sure to do it in that dog order.  They have learned the pecking order now and do not fight at all.  They actually sit and wait their turn.  It takes some time and effort and its hard to get other family members to remember the order, but I swear that it totally worked.  One thing, we always pick up the empty food bowls as soon as they finish cuz sniffing someone elses bowl is still not cool.  Don’t give up.  Good luck!

Post # 9
2449 posts
Buzzing bee

You can keep trying to introduce them to each other slowly, but just because your dog gets along with most dogs doesn’t mean your dog will get along with every dog. I know it’s frustrating because this is probably one of the more important dogs that he needs to get along with, but sometimes it just doesn’t work. 

My dog loves the dog park and all of the dogs except one dog. This boxer, for whatever reason they can’t stand each other. We just avoid them. 

Look up some tips online as to how to make it go more smoothly and keep trying it can take a little bit. But also be prepared if it won’t work between them. 

Post # 10
600 posts
Busy bee

My dog hates one of my in-laws dogs. No real reason for it, just hates him. I just accept it and keep them apart, even though it’s frustrating

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