How to Break up a Dog FightPosted: 06-11-2012 • Length: 7 Minutes, 17 Seconds
Categories: Behavioral Problems, Dominance and Aggression
This is useful information. But what if the dog starting the attack isn't mine? And could easily turn on me. My next door neighbor is the owner of two pit bulls, while I own a one year old 90+ pound GSD. Those two canines have already come into my yard and attacked my dog twice. Both of which my dog was able to fight them off. While he has come out unharmed. I want to know what is the correct way of dealing with this situation. Can anyone please help me? I would appreciate it greatly.
The rear legs grab I did the other day, but the aggressing dog would not break her bite, so I was essentially swinging two connected dogs. Ultimately had to choke her out to release. This I believe saved my other dog from much more serious wounds although I hated to do it. I do like the belly slip leash method and will keep that in my "tool chest" to try. Hopefully,working with the baseline behaviors, I won't need to try these other methods, but they're good to know. Thank you.
Great info! I also like to use water if I have access to a water source and if I know the dogs aren't fond of water being squirted in their faces. A water hose or dumping a bucket of water into their faces has been very effective for me in those cases. It startles them, and they tend to "snap out of it," which gives me enough time to regain control. That being said, I'm also an experienced handler and trainer. If you don't feel confident with that method, don't try it!
Great video. But, what if I have 4 dogs? Two fights within 2 days. I brought in a new male, neutered dog yesterday. I had 1 male (neutered) and 2 females (not neutered) prior. Help!!!!!
Excellent video, thanks for sharing your experience with us