(Closed) my dog keeps getting bullied by other dogs…

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We have a similar problem with one of our dogs.  I usually take her to the dog park during “off times”, mid-day Moday through Friday.  There are less dogs at the dog park, it seems to be easier for her to relax when there are less dogs sniffing her and there is less going on in general.  I also find it goes better when I take a deep breath and relax.  If I tense up everytime I see a large dog sniffing her, she seems to pick up on it.

It works out really well for her.  Of course, I can’t do this everyday with her, but I supplement with daily walks to get her some exercise.

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Dogs have their own pecking order and yours just seems to be a little submissive.

 

I would keep going and keep doing what you are doing. But remember that if you have nervous energy she will sense it and be nervous as well.

I am sure she will come into her own soon. Try and go at the same time daily/weekly so that she can make friends.

Good Luck!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I may be biased because I don’t trust ANY dog parks, because not every dog owner is responsible and attentive enough with their dog to recognize/address danger signs. I see dog parks as a disaster waiting to happen. It also sounds like this may be causing your dog more stress than anything, which could backfire and leave you with an anxious, worked up dog.

I work in rescue with a lot of pit bulls, and if you know pit bulls you know they are crazily tenacious and high energy! One of the best tools we can use to tire out the dogs (especially when they spend hours in shelter kennels), is a dog backpack/weight vest. You can strap it onto your dog, kind of like a backpack, and put weights in the side pockets. Not ridiculous weights of course, a water bottle on each side can do the trick. That way you don’t have to over exert yourself when you’re pregnant and can take it easy while your dog does the work and gets all of his energy out, without the anxiety of a dog park 🙂

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