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Old 10-05-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Puppy/older dog advice needed!

Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum. I have two boys both neutered both Staffordshire/American Bulldog mixes. They get along great 98% of the time, Bentley is 2 1/2 and Petey is 6 months. I noticed now that Petey is getting larger Bentley is starting to correct him a little more. I know this is a natural communication among dogs but my question is how do I make sure this correction isn't too rough? Or get out of hand?

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Old 10-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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You probably already know this but they can be DA (dog aggressive) which is normal. Study their body language. If you feel the correction is too rough, give a one word command: STOP. If Bentley doesn't stop and keeps at it, that's when you need to put a stop to it. If Bentley gives the correction and stops, that's ok.

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Old 10-05-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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Be careful correcting this, dogs have to build their own pack on their terms. Best thing you can do is step in if the other dog isn't protecting it's self. The weaker personality has to learn to stand up for its self. Remember it's not size it's the strength of the personality that becomes leader.

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At 6 months, Petey's puppy license is expiring (puppy license being the ability to get away with stuff because he is a learning pup.) If he is not responding to Bentley's corrections, thereby forcing Bentley to have to get rougher, it is the pup you need to stop and not Bentley. I wouldn't suppress the corrections, I would just distract them before it comes to that. Bentley may feel he has no choice but to get rougher and so you want to prevent his need for that.

If the corrections are quick, not overly aggressive and Perry responds appropriately, then I would not intervene.

This has nothing to do with being weak or a leader, it is an older dog's prerogative to tell a younger dog to knock off its crap when he is being inappropriate.

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