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Old 10-27-2018, 01:02 PM
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Aggressive Redbone Coonhound

I have an 11 year old female redbone coonhound. Almost every time I let her out, she runs to the neighbor's to eat pieces of bread in her yard. I can't get her to stop doing this, and I understand why. It's food. Lol. The problem is that she gets extremely aggressive when I have to pull her away, usually barking, growling, snarling, and baring all her teeth at me. I've gotten used to it, but anyone watching would think she was going to bite me. She also tries to block me from taking her back to our yard. I'm afraid she will bite me if I push her, so I walk around her and try pulling her leash.

Two things...no, we don't have a fenced in yard and probably won't...long story. My neighbor will always put bread out for the birds, although I don't think they get much.

How can I get my dog to listen to me or at least stop being so nasty and aggressive? She doesn't do this in the house when I feed her. One other thing...she NEVER does this when my husband lets her out. If she even TRIES to take off, he yells and she listens and comes inside. When I yell, she ignores me. She obviously respects him and not me. What should I do?

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My dog did that where we stayed at over xmas, its on utube cos it looked hilarious the size of the loaf she had was bigger than her head! she stole it at night & brought it back into the caravan. However- he did keep chucking food out there that I didnt want her to eat at all, luckily with bread she just nibbles bits off so doesnt eat much, but she dragged a large lemon meringue pie under the caravan he threw & I couldnt get it off her. She also nearly choked on the big long stringy rind off a ham he threw. He put fish n chips on the lawn- she not allowed chips. I kept saying to him everyday- can you PLEASE STOP throwing food on the lawn right outside the caravan cos my dogs eating it! She also is getting too fat! Plus thats her toilet your throwing food onto! she shouldnt be eating food from where she poops & wees! yuck! So you could explain to the neighbour that its an issue & she would really be helping you out if she could throw her bread on her roof or put it in the front yard, some where your dog cant get it. Also explain that her little birdy friends are getting none & all she's doing is feeding your dog! Dogs can not process lots of bread well, & can get bloat. Say your afraid you'll get bit if you intervene. If she doesnt I would just keep saying it for weeks, thats what I did. If she still ignores you, you will have to train your dog to stop. I would look into some temporary fencing. I know you said theres no fence & you cant put one in, but even some mesh & stakes as a visual barrier does help mark out territory- your dog can see it. Even if its only waist high & can be jumped, it will still show your dog where not to go past.
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Take her out on a leash or use a tie out.
Use higher value reinforcements- bread's typically not very high value compared to cheese, meat, peanut butter, etc.
Have you done any recall training with her?
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The loaf my dog got had cheese & bacon stuck to the top of it- making it high value bread, also people throw bits of peanut butter sandwiches out to the birds making bird food delicious to dogs. As for the fact that your dog listens to only one of you- its actually fairly common & some breeds especially like dobermans & Pinschers will often favour one person most.I would try not to take it personally. You may be wise to analyse everything he does & check your doing it the same. Eg use the exact same words, tone, body language, method, facial expression etc. Also you may need to spend some more time clicker training in the backyard practising only going to the border of the territory & not further. I would try it when there's no bread out. Also, you could go check & remove the bread before letting your dog out. There's more info on Clicker training if you do a search on previous posts using the symbol at the top. Good luck. There's also alot on aggression & resource guarding if you use those as search subjects too. hope this helps!
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I agree with putting your dog on a long leash/chain/rope that gives him room to run but stops just before your neighbors property begins. Bread is not particularly good for dogs or birds but more importantly, warn your neighbor that bread brings rats and lots of them… they love it.
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