Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Training Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-09-2010, 04:18 PM
KhayNette KhayNette is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 92
Default Treating another dog like a toy

My brother saved a dog hung up on a chain and his dog sadie has started treating him like her favorite toy. Link is twice the size of her, but she will grab the skin on his neck and drag him around. We can't get her to stop. The only thing we can think of is to put a spike collar on him so at least she will get a bite back. But is there a better way? He will cry and we have to physically make her let go. Then she goes right back.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-09-2010, 04:25 PM
bubbatd's Avatar
bubbatd bubbatd is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 64,812
Default

How old is she ?
__________________
A light for all who are crossing dark times.


http://mauzysmusings.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-09-2010, 04:29 PM
KhayNette KhayNette is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 92
Default

She is 1 and a half. Link is about the same age.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-09-2010, 04:30 PM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Felurian
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266
Default

Maybe not a spiked collar, but a good, wide one to give him some protection. You can even spray it with bitter apple to give her the idea that neck nomming isn't all that great. You'll still want to start teaching Sadie to be gentler, mine usually "get it" after I've told them to play nice, or else one of the other dogs corrects the offender.

I wouldn't leave them alone together for now, and remember that Sadie could conceivably get her jaw or tooth hung up in Link's collar, so you will want to be aware when they're together. Link could get suffocated if Sadie got her jaw stuck and cut off his air.

Congrats to your brother for a great rescue

Oh, and we need pics!
__________________
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.


There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
Rumi
Be a god. Know when to shut up.


Good Kharma Tags
Felurian
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-09-2010, 07:00 PM
Maura Maura is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Mitten State
Posts: 630
Default

Keep them separated for now. Link will probably defend himself at some point, but for now don't give Sadie any more chances to do this.

Do they have tug toys. When you decide to allow them together again, say in a week, it would be helpful if they had an interactive toy.
__________________
Forever Home: A Guide to ReHoming the Rescued Dog, from Wild Rose Press www.foreverhomebook.net
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site