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Old 08-15-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
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Trevor is a Morkie, my first experience with a Yorkie mix, first experience with a male anything......then came Harry who was not treated nicely where he came from.....at first, they got along great! Brothers!!! I got Trevor neutered, and Harry is scheduled. Long story short....out of the blue...Trevor hates Harry. He growls, he bites, he takes away everything Harry wants. Listening to Cesar....when I see this behavior, I put Trevor on his back, make him understand I am alpha....but the behavior continues....any advice? Harry is very sweet, docile. He runs to me to pick him up when Trev gets into one of his moods....am i enabeling the behavior?
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I wouldn't alpha roll him!!! Simply go over to him and remove him quickly and quietly from the situation. Put him in a room or crate for a few minutes w/no eye contact and turn your back to him so that he thinks you're ignoring him. This is what Victoria does and it seems to work. Good luck, Gen.
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i wouldn't roll him either. Cesar doesn't advocate pet owners to roll their dogs. He may do it sometimes but clearly states that it shouldn't be tried at home. you can be doing more harm then good. Also i wouldn't pick Harry up whenever he runs to you because you think he is upset. You are enabling the behavior. When Trevor acts up i'd remove him from the situation and put him in another room with teh door closed. After a minute, if he's quiet you can let him back out. If he does the bad behavior again, remove him to the other room again and repeat the process. i suggest watching Victoria's show as well so you can get some good ideas. She has a few episodes with problems like this.
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Today, I did as recommended....I put Trevor in the hallway with a gate blocking his exit....he had 2 bedrooms, and a hallway, and the bathroom for room to roam. I was as matter of fact as possible when he went after Harry. I waited until he was quiet, then let him out.....he went right up to Harry who was sleeping in his bed, and growled and bit him on his hind quarters. I picked Trevor up and took him to the kitchen, not knowing what to do, I went outside with him. This is really getting to me....I worry all the time...Harry will NOT fight back...will just run and hide. I am at my wits end
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By taking him outside it seems to me, like it was a reward. If he goes straight back to attacking, say "no" pick him up again and put him back behind the gate and wait until he calms down. Let him out again, and if he still attacks keep doing it. Even if you have to do it 25 times, eventually he will learn. I know stuff like this takes a lot of patience, but it will be well worth it!! Good luck!
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By taking him outside it seems to me, like it was a reward. If he goes straight back to attacking, say "no" pick him up again and put him back behind the gate and wait until he calms down. Let him out again, and if he still attacks keep doing it. Even if you have to do it 25 times, eventually he will learn. I know stuff like this takes a lot of patience, but it will be well worth it!! Good luck!


by taking trevor outside, he is being rewarded. you did good the first time by putting him behind the gate and waiting till he was quiet. This is what you need to do every single time he reacts badly. One time isn't going to paint the picture or him. It needs to be done all the time. Its expected for him to go back after harry the first time because he doesn't know any different. But if you keep putting him in time out every time he does it he's going to realize that "if i attack harry i get taken out of the room and away from everyone...that's no fun...i better stop"
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I would place Trevor in a totally differrent room and close the door. SO he can't see you of Harry> He needs a "time out" Do it in a matter of fact manner . Rolling him on the back is seen as a bully . So you are encouraging Trevor to be a bully, or to try and become submissive only towards you.
Watch Victoria's show. She has great tips on dog training on this very subject. Since both your dogs are male one is estabishing the alpha position. Right now it is Trevor.
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Dakota and Toby Tyler did that for awhile too. When I got Toby fixed (dakota already fixed), it continued....I finally figured what triggered it, it was when they would get excited about something, you know someone at the door, meal time, etc. I would pick one of them up to prevent it from happening. Now their fights are few and far between but I always put a gate between the two when Im not home. I dont trust them not to get into it while Im gone, and Toby is like a pit bull, he doesnt let go. In my case it usually is Dakota who starts it, and I did the same thing, separate him like a time out. good luck, I hope you get a handle on it.
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