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|02-05-2011, 04:34 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: May 2006
aggression toward neighbor's dog
My 4yrold/10 lb yorkie tucker + I moved into a new house last June. We have one neighboring family. The neighbors bought their young boys a german shepherd pup for Christmas. Tucker gets along with the boys, but would rather have nothing to do with the pup (who now weighs MUCH more than Tucker). If we go outside while the pup is out, the pup comes over wanting to play and Tucker attacks the puppy. The pup then cowers + pees submissively, but keeps after Tucker.
I know this is going to be a big dog when it is grown and I want to correct this behavior as soon as possible. What can I do to keep Tucker from attacking the pup?
(Oh, if it matters, Tucker has been neutered and it is a female puppy.)
|02-06-2011, 08:11 AM||#2|
Ringo (1) and Lucy too!
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: On the Edge of Glory
He's probably a little leery about the size difference and I dont' blame him. You could try to treat him every time she gets near (presence of german shephard = treat) in order to try to change his overall reaction to her.
This could backfire if she is TOO close and he is possessive of his treats.
Do you do any clicker training?
If they do not get along and as she matures - she may no longer put up with his aggressiveness. That could be dangerous for him and you may have to keep them separated for his safety.
I'm thinking fence?
Mommy to Lucy, Ringo, and Matthew
|02-07-2011, 08:14 AM||#3|
Crazy about Kacee!
Join Date: May 2005
Fence is right. Why aren't the neighbors keeping their dog on their own property? Your yorkie is doing what is natural. He's in his own yard and is being territorial. That GS is going to grow up to be a big GS and I wouldn't want to take any chances with my yorkie. They need to keep their dog in their own yard and not let her roam wherever she pleases.
Muffin 1991-2005 Rest in Peace My Little Angel