My roommate's friend brought her aggressive dog over and this dog and my dog got in a fight. Since then, she's been growling at other dogs, not biting, but still. How do I correct this bad behavior?
I have noticed similar questions on your website, but still a bit different and not exactly direct answers with what to do, so I figured I would ask you myself...The other day my roommate was having a pool party and she told her friend to come who brought her aggressive pit bull over because my roommate (unknown to me) told her that my pit bull (Cami) is great with other dogs (which is true) and that she has socialized some other shy/aggressive dogs before (true, but not at MY house). Long story short, she came in the front door with her dog who was muzzled but it immediately jumped on Cami and they got into a fight and luckily no one got seriously injured but it was still terrifying and she got his ear and he got her face (his muzzle came off). I did not praise her or anything, I washed her off and stuck her outside, but since then, she's been growling at other dogs, not biting, but still. How do I correct this bad behavior? She was the most social/friendly dog 24 hrs ago.
You correct this bad behavior by kicking your room mate in the ass and telling him or her if they ever do anything this stupid again you will either kick them out or you will move out yourself. This is a stupid people problem not a dog problem.
Once a dog gets attacked it almost always will be dog aggressive – often for life. You don’t train it out of them. It is the same as if you were attacked and mugged when you walk in the park – what would you do or think? You would stay out of parks. So keep your dog away from every dog – dogs don’t need other dogs to be friends. They need a pack leader they love- trust and want to be with – that’s you.