I have a 4 month old APBT and she attacks my chiuahua(or however u spell it)for no reason at all.I have 3 other inside dogs but she only does this to them when eating,what can i do?Please help
Bingo:goodpost:This is a dog aggressive breed what where you expecting when you got a dog of this kind? I would try researching on this forum about Dog Aggression. You can use training to better control Dog Aggression, but you are not going to be able to remove it.
It is for a reason. Pit Bulls were initially bred to control rodent problems then escalated to dog matching - my suggestion is to research & learn as much as possible about responsible ownership of this breed, not just here but everywhere you can find information about pitbulls & general dog behavior, to compare info & see what's consistent information & what isn't.
Some pits are more DA (dog aggressive) than others - has to do w/ their selective breeding lines, etc.
Make sure you're socializing her in controllable environments (NO dog parks), look into professional advice from a behavior analyst familiar w/ the breed (ask about specific situations/experiences & get references) as well as training classes. A happy pit is an active pit w/ consistency.
Just imo, if she's growling take the food away (food aggression is common in any breed). When she stops, give it back.
Also, do you make your dogs earn their food before you give it to them? ie - make them perform a simple task like sit/paw & then feed. This has been the routine for my dogs since day one, while eating I will also pet them & casually stick my hand in their bowl as they're eating w/out any reaction other than a tail wag.
These are simple tasks you can demonstrate daily that will show the dog you're a confident alpha, creating a strong healthy bond between you & the dogs
Well, if you had one before, just do the things you did with that one??
So you had another one that you had to keep separate from dogs and then you got this one and expected it to not have to be separated??yes but my other one lived outside and i kept her from other dogs to control her from hurting them.In this case i cant cause she is in the house with my small dogs,and i cant crate them all day,so idk what to do.
yes i had another one but she had been abused when i got her and was already aggressive what im trying to say is she will attack the chiuahua all the time the others only when eating.I controlled my other one and she was DA,I posted this simply for help not to be questioned.So you had another one that you had to keep separate from dogs and then you got this one and expected it to not have to be separated??
and no I was prepared to seperate because i know the breed and how they can be with other dogs but i just didnt expect it at this early of an age.I understand why your asking me this but my old pitbull had to be euthanized cause she attacked a horse and bit a few kids cause she was also human aggressive and its very important to me that i fix this now before it gets too outa hand.So you had another one that you had to keep separate from dogs and then you got this one and expected it to not have to be separated??
You're welcome. Also wanted to note, before feeding change the tasks/tricks up on them so they don't get bored with the same stale trick.Yes i make her sit before i feed her,i think it calms her a bit.Thanks for the advice
okay,let me explain this again the dog does fit into my life style i just asked a simple question on how to conrtol it,i can own whatever dog i want i take care of her and she fits my life style which you dont even know about so how can you judge it?I posted this so that others can read it and learn to not get a dog that they know will not fit into their life style...