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    Thanks all. I have probably been down-playing her behaviour because I'm trying to think positively but she did try to maul two puppies at pre-school, the trainer had to yank her away and then she turned on her (and drew blood).

    The fear aggression was mentioned by the animal trainer (who has qualifications in animal behaviour), it's not something we have said for no reason. I've never in my life seen a dog try to maul other puppies (the same size) when they haven't done anything. It was very alarming.

    I spoke to SAFE on the phone this morning and they are getting their animal behaviour expert to talk to us to see what's the best solution. Jsut wanted you to know that we have never (and would never) hit her or yelled at her. We just use a firm voice and single word commands. But when she's in one of those frenzies she doesn't listen to anything.

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    Hi Ralley_girl

    That does sound very serious.

    Is there any way to interupt a "frenzy"? Like a loud high pitched squeak, or banging two saucepans together, or a bucket of water (or jet of water from a squirty), or a rattle (slip chain in a sock thrown at something hard like tiled floor). Sometimes body blocking works to distract/deflect the pre-frenzy moment, ie you put your body between your puppy and whatever it is LOOKING at and make some high pitched distracting noise, to get puppy's attention back on you.

    When we started puppy pre-school, we were told if a major fight breaks out, each owner grab their own dog by the tail and pull it out. You'd want to be wearing welding gloves though. Fortunately for us, it never happenned in our group.

    What Fedra said is good too.

    I'm still having problems with badly behaved whippets at some of our dog ovals. I'm thinking of buying some crib stop or bitter apple and painting it all over Frosty's ears.

    In the mean time you need to come up with a way to get your dog to bite soft. Though that would be easier with a golden retriever that is supposed not to crush things in its mouth, than with a dingo x which probably has the opposite instinct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralley_girl View Post
    But when she's in one of those frenzies she doesn't listen to anything.
    It is what Cesar Millan calls a "red zone" case. She need behavioural modification. I hope you get some help!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralley_girl View Post
    Thanks all. I have probably been down-playing her behaviour because I'm trying to think positively but she did try to maul two puppies at pre-school, the trainer had to yank her away and then she turned on her (and drew blood).
    Look...IMO...I would be very concerned actually. Drawing blood on a human in aggression is a BIG NO NO...did she draw blood on the puppies eg the "mauling" used as wording...mauling meaning "injure badly"?

    Was she temperament tested through SAFE before you get her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Look...IMO...I would be very concerned actually. Drawing blood on a human in aggression is a BIG NO NO...did she draw blood on the puppies eg the "mauling" used as wording...mauling meaning "injure badly"?

    Was she temperament tested through SAFE before you get her?

    I agree. in your original post it didn't seem that bad. Do you have children? I would be very worried if you do.
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    i was waiking my dog on the parf last night and two boxer can out of a yard starie to bark a us and startd to run at us i hope i did the right thing and stant over my dog yelled out go a way but thay keep coming yelled out for help a person in a wirite uet
    sterd them way what do i do now do i report them in

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    Hi Ralley Girl.

    Have you been in contact with the behavioural expert yet, and if so, what have they suggested?

    I am also rather concerned. Quite, actually. You don't have children right now which makes me feel relieved, believe me!

    My only advice to you here - sis to watch this dog and the situation with your eyes open, and your head, NOT your heart.

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    SAFE didn't test her temperment, although they did take one of her litter mates off the web for "biting problems". He has now been re-homed too so not sure how they're going with him.

    We don't have children but are getting married in 2 months and planning on it next year... which is why I'm so concerned. I don't want a dog that we have to keep outside all the time because it can't be trusted around kids inside.

    When I say maul, that's because she would have hurt the two puppies she went for (according to the trainer) but she pulled her off straight away. She had her by the collar and then Ralley turned around and bit her hand really hard. The trainer flipper her over on to her back and held her down, and then put her away from the other dogs to cool off. She fall asleep at the end of the class but she basically had one eye open watching what was going on...

    Anyway, the SAFE animal behaviour person is calling us soon to discuss and see what she can recommend.

    The problem is, for the past two days Ralley has been an angel at home for us, and I am finding it so difficult because I'm feeling all kinds of guilt and sadness if we have to give her back. But I know I have to think with my head on this one... and my gut (which is VERY wary at the moment).

    I'll update again after speaking to the SAFE person.

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    Good luck. Hugs.

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    Of course SAFE did not temperament test her, because she is a pup and if they did discover that she was aggressive they would have a hard time trying to find a suitable home for her and we know what they would have to do in that case.

    Can anyone answer the question of why they don't temperament test puppies?

    I really feel for you ralley girl, you are in a bad situation.

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