Discussion in 'Dog Training Forum' started by Taqroy, Jun 1, 2012.
Haha! Bitches, what are you gonna do? LOL
Yeah boys don't so much count LOL Not that boy dogs can't have aggression/reactivity/guarding issues, it's just...different. FWIW I don't tend to see GSDs as quite as prone to the behavior being talked about here. Same sex aggression towards household dogs - absolutely. But not being snarky about resources. They aren't generally snarky dogs. Too serious maybe? If they have a problem with another dog, they'd sooner get into an all out brawl than be snarky LOL Not all of course....just my impression of GSDs in general
That's really interesting! Did you do herding with him?
I have to say that we fostered a few different male ACD/ACD mixes and they were NOTHING like Mu. They (except Wilson) were all laid back and willing to hang out and play and do their own thing. I never really believed the hype but....bitches are an entirely different story. Lol. All the household problems we've been having with Mu and Tipper fighting? Those originated with Mu. Tipper didn't help much (being a pushy little brat as well) but it was mostly Mu. My next dog is going to be a big goofy male. :rofl1:
I'm gonna agree with Emily here that adding food to the scene would be risky.
Dober, keep in mind a corgi will generally go through a wall of fire for a mere crumb. After they eat a meal. Their food drive is about as intense as a mali's ball drive.
Taq, I would go with the crate idea.
As for herding dobes, I've seen all sorts of breeds do herding that aren't generally thought to be herders. Keep in mind herding is tied in to prey drive, so to go and chase and gather isn't so unexpected. Where herding instinct sets apart a herding dog from a dog that chases/gathers/drives/fetches/etc is in species discrimination. My corgi, when given the choice between running horses and going into the woods to flush out the cattle opted for the more difficult, further away, out of sight cows.
In my house, it's my male corgi who fights, but the corgi bitch is by far the snarkiest...just no one is foolish enough to push her past that point...
You have not seen food obsessed until you meet Jose`. There is no dog more crazy about food. He's just not snarky about it. He doesn't guard it because he already knows there's no chance of him not getting any. LOL.
No, Lyric had herding drive...that instinct to want to gather his charges and keep them from separating... and a pretty strong prey drive as well, that instinct to run deer and rabbits and things down. I've known lots of Doberherders. A horse trainer I had who helped with one of my mares had a female Dobe and that dog liked to get the horses all in a bunch when they were in a corral or pasture. And the horses minded her well. LOL.
Yeah, all kinds of dogs will show all these drives they have because it's a dog thing first, then a breed thing where they've heightened some of the predatory motor patterns, and all but eliminated others in some breeds.
You and me both! I love my bitchy bitches, they make me laugh, but there's no way I'm adding another one right now. I want a goopy boy dog that's in love with me next, thank you.