What can you advise and effective tools to use in a quick situation to pull dogs apart during a fight before serious damage to dogs, and owners?
How to train the human to break up a dog fight? I normally don't have more than 2 or 3 dogs. I've rescued and adopted mainly German Shepherds, but ventured off into the Doberman Pinschers for 7 years now. Never had problems until my alpha female attacked my 18 month old female while playing fetch. My mistake after the fact. All calmed down. They got along since, until I brought in a 3 month old puppy and after 4 days, they got into again, and like normal, I put my hands to their heads to break them up and got 20 stitches to the backside of my hand. Instant reaction on my part. What can you advise and effective tools to use in a quick situation to pull them apart before serious damage to dogs, and owners? My friend says choke them out, but I feel there are more tools I can learn. This is a powerful breed. So I am looking for some experienced and professional dog trainer experience that I can gain wisdom from.
I would first advise to avoid putting the dogs in high excitement situations together (like playing fetch). Since you know that a dog fight may occur, I'd set yourself up for success.
Anyhow, I was on leerburg.com reading dog fight articles. Hopefully I learned a few things to do should it occur again. I hope it doesn’t. I also read about bringing in a new puppy in home when you have others, and now I am a pack leader of them all. So my work is cut out for this home to be happy.
Ps: I love the a lot of stuff on your website, and training philosophy with those years of experiences Ed has and you. ;o)
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