My Pit is becoming aggressive with Miniature Pinschers
Two of my neighbors have Miniature Pinschers that have attacked my pit bull mix. Now when a totally different neighbor walks his Miniature Pinscher by my house my dog tries to get at him through my gate.
One neighbor the dog ran out of the house after my dog. Another neighbor lives next door and their dog is constantly trying to get at my dog. I don’t want my pit to be dog aggressive what can I do?Gale's Reply:
If your pit mix was non-reactive to dogs prior to this, it's likely that his or her aggressive behavior now is fear-based. And, it's a good thing to get under control sooner rather than later.
Two books I've recommended in the past are The Cautious Canine - How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears
and Click to Calm - Healing the Aggressive Dog
. Both are excellent books that basically explain how to use counter conditioning to help a fearful dog.
Until you are ready to begin a counter conditioning program, I would limit your pit's contact with the next door neighbor's dog as much as possible.
Good luck. Feel free to post back here and let us know how things are going.
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