pissed off

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by poeluvr, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. poeluvr

    poeluvr New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3-
    i brang my chihuahua sized dog to the park today. hes great with kids and people but growls at other dogs and backs away...is obviously scared and and is defending himself. hes 8 weeks and im puposely trying to introduce him to dogs cuz hes not great with them yet.
    well one man was walking his golden ret. and his little girl wanted to see my dog he was sweet with her. but then he brang his dog up to mine. mine started to growl. he kept saying "hes a mean little guy isnt he" then he was like to his dog "its ok jasper it ok". i kept trying to explain tto him politely he was just a puppy but he kept saying he was mean. well then i felt like saying " if you think he's so mean why r u keeping your dog around him.
    i hope he gets over this growling business soon. i am taaking him to a dog park this week end hopefully that will help :confused:
     
  2. Richie12345

    Richie12345 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,993
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    yeah, there are some people that are...stupid... You obviously didn't like him calling your dog mean. He was ignorant, you have to ignore those people.
     
  3. poeluvr

    poeluvr New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3-
    i hope some1 replies im worried this is abnormal and hell be mean to tother dogs forever
     
  4. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    55,145
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    48
    i don't think he will be mean forever..socializing a dog takes a bit of time..and a little dog has good reason when someone a hundred times their size comes up.to you squat down beside your pup so he knows it isn't him with you all the way up there? They need reassurance that they are safe..that is the only thing i can think of.
     
  5. Richie12345

    Richie12345 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,993
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    I don't think this is abnormal. You said u have a chihuahua right? Well, read this:

    "Be sure to socialize your Chihuahua as a pup to avoid excessive aggressiveness with other dogs as well as reserve with strangers. They tend to be fairly dog-aggressive. Chihuahuas generally recognize their own breed, but sometimes disapprove of other breeds." - Dogbreedinfo.com

    hope this helps:)
     
  6. poeluvr

    poeluvr New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3-
    oh no hes not a chihuahua hea a small mix but right now hes as big as a chihuahua
     
  7. poeluvr

    poeluvr New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3-
    thanx for the help guys, im just gonna be pesistent and make him keep meeting dogs, im just sensitive and hope not every1 offended if hes growly at first , he backs right up so that should show ppl he's just a little freaked out.
     
  8. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Messages:
    55,145
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    48
    they just did a spot on entertainment tonight with a small dog that was very aggressive towards big dogs.the dog whisperer helped them out by using repitition of a large dog going back and forth..CT can probably help you the most with this..you should post under dog training and see what she thinks you should do
     
  9. becca_4321

    becca_4321 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gracie is 12 wks today. She met her first 'other' dogs monday. She freaked out! A 8 pr 9 month old St.Bernard which on all 4s comes to my waist. It is scarey to the little ones. Do you have any friends with a dog you could introduce him to? Maybe you could let them play together in between going to the dog park.
     
  10. Richie12345

    Richie12345 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,993
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    oh, I over read the part where you said "I brought my chihuahua SIZED dog". What type of dog is it (I am just asking that because I am curious:p) You should keep on having him socialize with dogs. But try make him feel secure, he's probably just scared to see dogs bigger than him. I suggest squatting next to him, so he knows that your right there. Maybe even talk softly to him, to calm him down.
     
  11. EliNHunter

    EliNHunter New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    3,836
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    1 dog, 2 cats
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Your dog is a BIG dog in a LITTLE dog's suit (in his mind). He does need socialized with those other big dogs in the park. You'll be happier with the outcome...
     
  12. poeluvr

    poeluvr New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3-
    yea i squat and hes a jack russell pom mix...weird eh? :) well yea thatss a good idea becca i have one friend with a doberman,,,, but hes a little aggressif so i onno if hes the best i was thinking introducing him to little dogs, then bigger then bigger at the dog park. and just keep putting him up to big dogs so he gets used to it... hopefullly the dog park will work out
     
  13. poeluvr

    poeluvr New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3-
    thats true ellinhunter i think he is... lol...ill keep u guys posted after his first time at the dog park and tell you how he did
     
  14. becca_4321

    becca_4321 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I wouldnt stop going to the dog park. I was just thinking if you had a friend with a dog you could introduce the two, let them get to know each and play, still taking your dog to the park and maybe it'd help your puppy understand its ok. I wish we had a dog park around here.
     
  15. lildogluver

    lildogluver New Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    oh i think he will change and to the person that said he is mean tell him be quiet and shut ur mouth
     
  16. thewhitewitchone

    thewhitewitchone New Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    dog parks

    I think you should avoid the dog park for now. You should probably enroll him in a dog training class. That way there will be other dogs around but they will be restained. If the dog park you're talking about is an "off leash" park, your poor little dog is going to be overwhelmed. Introduce him to other dogs gradually.
    I have a 3 month old puppy and she is afraid of almost every dog she sees (and especially big ones) except for my neighbors' Pug...which is funny because her mother is a Pug. I got her when she was 7 weeks old so it's weird she would "remember" that.
    Anyway, good luck! :)

    Pam
     
  17. ToyPoodle

    ToyPoodle New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    7
    Location:
    Victoria,Australia
    Another thing do not to your dog its alright when he growls or goes to bite another dog you are just saying its alright for him to do it.Try moving slowly with socializing him if you have a friend that owns a dog a small one and get him used to being around other dogs.You and your friend take a walk together and take your dogs.What you should do is keep them apart like you and your friend walk beside on another while the dogs are on the outside of you both.As your dog gets used to walking with another dog around slowly make it so there walking closer to one another.If he growls tell him "NO dogs name" to let him know its not alright to growl or attack other dogs.This will teach him its not alright and will start behaving himself around other dogs.If you don't get him used to being around other dogs you will not be able to get another dog if you wanted one.
     
  18. showpug

    showpug New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3 pugs and a bulldog
    Location:
    Oregon
    First, I would never EVER take a young puppy to a dog park. That is a prime location to pick up PARVO! If you do take your pup, don't let him on the ground until he has completed ALL of his vaccinations which usually consists of a series of 3-4 vaccinations over about 3-4 months time! Take your puppy to the homes of your friends and family. Let the pup meet those dogs first. Don't expect too much from your pup while it's this young. I commend you for trying to socialize early and I think that is great! The best thing you can do for your little guy is not coddle/cuddle your pup when it seems fearful or aggressive...to a dog, this just gives it reassurance that it is ok for it to act that way. When my dogs act fearful or unsure, I use a happy voice and encourage them verbally to check things out. I say things like "who is it?" or "what is it?" In a high pitched, happy and brave tone of voice. I never console though...I would ignore before I would console. So many small dogs are cuddled and protected too much to the point that they grow up to be aggressive and too demanding. At 12 weeks take your puppy to a puppy class and they will help you through it...not to mention, your pup will get to play with other pups it's age and size which helps build confidence and social skills down the road. :)
     
  19. poeluvr

    poeluvr New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3-
    i tell him no when he growls, and becca yea i will still do the dog park thing...but maybe ill do the training thing first i onno
    ill think of something... i am not going to tolerate him being mean to other dogs so...
     
  20. showpug

    showpug New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Messages:
    5,218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3 pugs and a bulldog
    Location:
    Oregon
    LEA--that is good. I think you will catch on fast and be a great leader for him :) My puppy started puppy pre-school last night and let me tell you, you will have a blast!! Where I take my pup, they let all the pups off leash and they all romp and play together. There was a aussie puppy and a chi puppy that were not too sure of playing with the others, so they got their own pen in the middle of it all so they could watch and observe without being bombarded. The hope is, is that by the end of the six weeks they will want to join in ;) You will have a blast at puppy school, TRUST ME :rolleyes:
     

Share This Page