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Old 02-14-2018, 10:08 AM
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Toy aggression

I need tips on how to get my dog to stop being so aggressive with toys. Itís only with new toys. He usually just growls when another one of my dogs walks up to him but today he attacked my other dog and would not get off her, I had to pull him off myself because he was hurting her. This is the first time thatís ever happened. Usually the other dog is the one that starts the fight but they have never actually bitten each other but he made her bleed today and just wouldnít stop. What are some tips I can do to fix this aggression?
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:33 PM
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Hi there!

It seems to me like your dog loves to play with new toys, obviously. My dog does this sometimes whenever he gets out a stuffed animal. However, he doesn't attack any dogs.
A lot of dogs like to be aggressive when playing with a toy because they're having fun, or they want to rip it into pieces.
Your dog most likely wants the toy to himself, or it could be that your dog is playing, (very aggressively) but I doubt it's that.
I would recommend talking to a vet about the problem.
And the dog may eventually come out of the habit. If you have any other dogs in your house and your dog attacks them when they come near the dog while he is playing with a new toy, and he bites them. Then when the dog gets a new toy, you should give the other dogs a new toy as well so they are busy with their own toys.

Hope I helped, and wish ya luck!
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Remove toys. To prevent reoccurance whilst u make a plan of attack. Wondering why he bit? What was other dog doing? Not letting go? Not listening to warnings?
Perhaps it will now. When mine row- i let aggressor know i am not having that behaviour. time out for 10 mins to allow things to settle/calm down. I then reward social behavior constantly. If my more aggro dog tries again i throw her outside. Let her in 30 mins later. Each threat she makes = get out of my home. Very firm boundary. Squabbles are usually resource garding me. So removing stimulus (access to me) has worked with my current sometimes fiesty bitch.
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