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    Yeah the jumping at the face can be a problem, especially if som ebody else like a kid tries to pat.
    I was taught ensure that your hand is in the way if you bend over to pat, so that the dog is prevented from jumping but is rewarded with a pat. Also IIRC do not bend over the dog from the front, as this is an invitation, but stand to one side (if the darn dog doesn't keep turning around , in which case you need to train patting while on lead.) and pat that way. But yeah, sometimes just pushing down and saying "No" is what has to be done if the habit is strong. IME many people start out thinking it's cute and even encourage it, and by the time they realise it's sometimes dangerous PITA, they have a huge habit to crack.

    I was lucky way back. I had a dog (15 kilos I might add) that would jump onto my arms, but only if asked and I was ready to catch. It was actually quite a trust bonding thing. I caught her, and she jumped to land just right, not knocking me over and not scratching. At other times, jumping was not a problem.

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    Thought I had answered this one....

    Rotties have a bad rap as far as I can see. There have been a couple of unfortunate incidents with them, mostly in the company of other dogs (so maybe just followers-on?) but all the ones I have met at dogs parks, their owners were more nervous about my reaction than I am about the dogs!
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    To all, just a catch-up We took Peg and Benny to a wired in off-lead park and Peg was a lot happier off lead, as I expected. We have since taken them to Riverside Gardens (non-fenced off lead, with sometimnes hundreds of dogs milling about and neeting) and she is now sniffing dogs and even looking as if she might try a play, which has not worked yet.

    Benny is an interesting case. He will be fine, then have a quick snap at certain dogs. They have done nothing that I can detect and there have been few incidents and they are very quick, so I am still trying to find a common cause (except that Benny is one of course). He tends to dominate submissive dogs by putting his paw on them and growling if they try to get up, so he may just be establishing a pecking order, even with non-submissive dogs that he senses are perhaps nervous. So far no harm done, as the other dogs have accepted whatever mesage is on offer and backed off. He was approached by a Ridgeback, full grown, who wanted to play and showed it by "bouncing" and jaw banging. Benny was quiter taken aback and retreated...then had a go at a Doberman!

    So no serious problems so far and I hope that just letting Benny know, that "having a go" is not the way to go, will work out with socialisation.
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    If anyone is interested, here is a pointer to a few pics. These are shots of them having their daily walk on our bush block.

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    Hi oldNick

    Lovely patch of scrub you have there to play in.

    As far as Benny trying to dominate or drive off other dogs, my dog has that too after a series of bad experiences with my brother's groodle - my brother says "let them sort it out" which is fine - she sure sorted him. But the other dogs and dog owners at the park aren't so fine with that method of being sorted...

    Ie she'd get the groodle and quite violently ie painful pinch-nip - because that's what it took - over and over - to make him back off and play politely. So now she sees a similar dog charging at her across the park and if she doesn't recognise it - it gets the pre-emptive pinch-nip which usually sends it away squealing. So I try to prevent these encounters by being "not there" when I see the mutt and before it sees us but I'm not always fast enough so evil hound ends up suspended with her front feet in the air while she complains loudly in a most scary way that she's not allowed to beat up the rude dog.

    Her friends have been calling her jeckle and hyde dog at the moment because most of the time she is super sweet with people and dogs she knows.

    PS this thread of posts has more than one page now - you might find what you posted on the other page - links to pages top and bottom right of this page.

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    Yeah we moved here nearly a year ago and we still sit and marvel at our luck. Unfortunately we are nearly under the Perth flight path to the Eastern States, but at 25Km from the runway at least the planes are usually high. I hate them, but the place itself is so ....good...that I just shrug and accept the price. The dogs can run 180m in any direction and then turn the corner and do it again. They love it. Tess had 6 good months here: we were happy and she was happy. That was a bonus.

    hmmm...Benny is not fixated on aggression, and in fact bouncy, confident dogs are fine. It's quieter dogs that he bullies. And DO NOT HEAVY PEG!....he will have a go if anyone dominates his "little sister".

    He has come from a heirarchical society and I reckon he is constantly dealing with that in a place where there is no establishment. I am hoping it's a simple learning thing, rather than a real complex.

    HAH! Funny thing is, today they had their first real scrap and "scared" Peg bit Benny's leg enough to make him yelp and he had a sore leg for a few minutes, enough to make his leg shiver....she may be "little Peg", but she is a buff little tugger...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caseyandrosie View Post
    My small dog does this when people are like stomping or making really loud noises around her and also when some other dogs bark or scare her , so what I'm saying is maybe it's something similar to that was she whimpering or making any other sounds which showed she was frightened or was it just like a quick sort of thing that wasn't that big a deal?
    Sorry, but whose post are you replying to? Not being rude, just need to check it out.
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    Just ignore CaseyandRosie.

    Was just a botfly. gone now.

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    OK. What's a botfly? I tried looking it up but found only the nasty little animal version

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    That's what I meant. That nasty little bug that lays eggs on the legs of horses and stings as they go. We just got hit by an internet equivalent. But I've got the (internet) fly spray out...

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