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Old 06-16-2010, 02:25 PM
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I have a 9 month old female Rottweiler who as of just recently started to be aggressive when dogs try to take her toys at the dog park. She is is not like this with children babies or adults, only other smaller dogs. My phone broke so I can't call a trainer until I get a new one so I am wondering what to do in the mean time. I can quit taking her to the park but that will stop the problem but not fix it. She is fine if other dogs eat out of her food bowl and water bowl. It is only with the toys that she cares.

We got her when she was a tiny puppy and brought her everywhere with us. She was introduced to many people and dogs and animals. We've also been taking her to the bark park since the day we got her. She plays fine when there are no toys involved.

Also, I don't bring toys to the park, they are already there. So it's not like I can walk around and take all the toys from all the dogs so that nothing happens.

We've been walking her a lot more instead of the park, but I want to fix the problem long term, and not just remove her from the situation. What should I do?
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:33 PM
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this is why Iam not a fan of toys at the dog park. Are you bringing the toys? Or are they already there? If the toys belong to no one, I would just put them up high while you are there.

what do you mean when you say she is "aggressive?" If shes simply growling to say "this is my toy" thats acceptable behavior because its simply communication.



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The toys are already there, and it started out growling, but now she growls and nips, she doesn't bite (yet) she also takes toys away from other dogs in an unplayful way. If there is no toy she plays fine. But I can't take all the toys away from all the dogs that's not fair. I've been bringing her there way way less, but I need to address the problem and not just quit taking her there.
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The toys are already there, and it started out growling, but now she growls and nips, she doesn't bite (yet) she also takes toys away from other dogs in an unplayful way. If there is no toy she plays fine. But I can't take all the toys away from all the dogs that's not fair. I've been bringing her there way way less, but I need to address the problem and not just quit taking her there.

unfortunately, it sounds like to me, that shes learned that other dogs steal her things, so she feels the need to be possessive of things. This is an insecurity issue, so the dog needs to be taught that the other dogs are not going to steal her stuff (remember, if she has it, in her mind, it is hers).

With dogs possession is 9/10ths of the law...which means, if she has an object, and another dog tries to take it, its normal canine behavior to growl at other dogs to tell them to back off. The reason she is escalating, is because, as is common at dog parks, many of the dogs there do not understand "dog" and will ignore her fair warning of the growl. The growl means "this is mine, back off" and the nip is the equivilant of shouting "I SAID THIS IS MINE BACK OFF". If dogs continue to ignore her she will escalate, and if they back off like they are supposed to, she will not.

my point being, I guess, is this is not som'thing you can really train against very well in a Dog park situation. There are going to be dogs that are rude, and dogs that allow her to be rude to them, its not really an enviroment thats good to train against this.

When I see a possesive dog, I simply call my guys and we go to the other end of the park. Does your dog have a leave it and a recall trained? When she does these behaviors you need to be able to call her off the toy and redirect her to som'thing else. If you can't do that, I would rethink the DP for now. You want to never set the dog up to fail...and IMO putting a resource guarder in a park full of dogs/toys is setting her up to fail.


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Thanks a lot.....like I said I am going to call a trainer as soon as I get a new phone but I feel it will escalate into an attack eventually if I don't do something about it. The growling I'm ok with, but when she gets a mohawk and looks like she is going to attack just because a dog is standing near her when she has a toy, I am not ok with that.

I was told that this is normal at this age and if I work with her she'll be fine. I just need to nip it in the bud.
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Thanks a lot.....like I said I am going to call a trainer as soon as I get a new phone but I feel it will escalate into an attack eventually if I don't do something about it. The growling I'm ok with, but when she gets a mohawk and looks like she is going to attack just because a dog is standing near her when she has a toy, I am not ok with that.

I was told that this is normal at this age and if I work with her she'll be fine. I just need to nip it in the bud.
personally, I would body block the other dog, or run it off (nicely if the owner is around). This is the equivant of a kid that feels bullied, and is finally snapping. You would run the bully off, not the kid with the toy... if that makes sense.

Many, many many dogs just don't seem to understand basic dog communication...I think its because alot of dogs live without other dogs, or are taken from mom to early and whatnot. When she says "this is mine" the other dogs should respect that...and when they don't it stresses her, and the behavior gets worse.

When you look for a trainer make sure they use positive methods and don't try to "correct" this behavior out of her, doing so will make it worse



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