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so my 10 month old male pitbull seems to be really aggressive towards this other pitbull that is in the same apartment complex as me.ill have him outside with me and whnever he brings his out he starts to freak out and sound aggressive.his is also a female pitbull.could he be being protective of me?he doesnt do this towards other dogs just seems to be this one. anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
 

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Is the bitch in heat? If not, he's probably just being a pit, always keep him on lead and carefully watch him if you let him around other dogs, he could be developing DA.
 

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It's probably a good thing that he's displaying those traits early and obviously. Lots of owners don't discover their dog is DA until a fight breaks out. Just keep him away from strange dogs and you shouldn't have a problem :).
 

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Maybe that dog gives a certain vibe to your dog? Or just could be a territorial thing. Is she angry, or excited? Have you let them meet to see if they get along? May want to play. Mine does this with certain dogs. Ignores some and very excited about others she chooses to play with. Is the dog new to your area?
 

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They tend to pick out other dominant dogs. Maggie doesn't like bigger dogs or ones who act cocky. Sometimes even really hot dogs don't bother with really submissive animals. Most real pitbulls consider themselves the dominant one in ANY situation when another dog is involved, so when you get 2 together, watch out It's a thing of beauty.
 

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Ok, My dogs don't like ANY dogs if mine are restricted to a leash. They will bark, growl, snarl, and jump to try and get at the other dog. But when I let them slowly approach each other (on the street as to not trigger any property issues), They sniff each other and then they are fine. This happens at least twice a week when we see other dogs during our walks.

They do the same thing if they stare out the back window and see a stray dog. But once they get let outside, I can lead them right up to it, and they will calm down.

I believe much of it has to do with the restriction of the leash. Its common knowledge that dogs tend to have a burst of energy when they are released from the leash or out the door... Much of what, my dogs at least, show is that energy being built up, but once they are released they are fine.

I'm not in ANY WAY suggesting to let your dog loose and run up to the other one, But It couldn't hurt to CAREFULLY and not on your or the other dogs property, Slowly introduce in order to see if it is really DA or if it is curiosity combined with restricted energy


p.s. I have 4 pitties, They all act the same way, but much of it is "monkey see, monkey do" :)
 

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Ok, My dogs don't like ANY dogs if mine are restricted to a leash. They will bark, growl, snarl, and jump to try and get at the other dog. But when I let them slowly approach each other (on the street as to not trigger any property issues), They sniff each other and then they are fine. This happens at least twice a week when we see other dogs during our walks.

They do the same thing if they stare out the back window and see a stray dog. But once they get let outside, I can lead them right up to it, and they will calm down.

I believe much of it has to do with the restriction of the leash. Its common knowledge that dogs tend to have a burst of energy when they are released from the leash or out the door... Much of what, my dogs at least, show is that energy being built up, but once they are released they are fine.

I'm not in ANY WAY suggesting to let your dog loose and run up to the other one, But It couldn't hurt to CAREFULLY and not on your or the other dogs property, Slowly introduce in order to see if it is really DA or if it is curiosity combined with restricted energy

p.s. I have 4 pitties, They all act the same way, but much of it is "monkey see, monkey do" :)
Some dogs are leash-reactive. OP, you might want to look up information on leash-reactiveness and steps you can do to minimize it, it that's what your dog has.
 

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Leash reactions are common. Bruno will back and growl and tries to kill Kush,when he is on a leash. That's why they greet each other off leash,first off.
Dog's can't tell what the other dog is thinking when on leash,and they can feel your tension going through their leash,and it confuses them.
 

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they have met once but me not thinking when i knew we should have had them meet somewhere else they met on the porch where he will hangout with me.it could have been a territorial thing,could be him getting really excited.he barks and whines when he is inside and sees her outside.he actually barks at any dog that he sees outside also people he wont bark when we are on a walk but if hes inside he will bark at them.he gets along really well with my buddies pitbull and doberman.but he was around them when he was a pup.its been really hard to get him around other dogs being cold outside.

the female was here before us.she will actually ignore him while he freaks out and barks at her.his hair will actually stand up on his rear next to his tail.
 

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I would start to re-direct him when behaves this way. When he starts to fixate on another dog like that if something should happen and he got loose you could a horrible bloddbath on your hands. I would start working on having him focus on you when he see other dogs. Even if you are inside and the dogs are just passsing by.
 
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