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    Default Urgent help please forum behaviour people

    I have just come to my sisters house expecting just the usual couple of elderly dogs. I am committed for a couple of days as I have an elderly mother in this town who I am taking out and visiting.
    My sister came back from Perth with her daughters rescue a pit bull cross, not well socialised and about 25 to 30 kgs ( Maggie is a small BC)
    Anyway no notice nompreparation and the meeting was awful, fortunately I made sure the dog was on a lead. She was highly stressed when she saw Maggie and lunged several times. Argghh
    My brother inlaw is a pack dog kinda person and had this notion that the reason she lunged was she was protecting him as pack leader. Now correct me if I am wrong but if he was the pack leader she would trust him to protect her surely???
    So after tea we sat quietly with them near each other me talking with my sister and she had her hand firmly around the dogs collar. Maggie who is very socialised sidled up periodically and after about an hiur the language improved. St that point I took Maggie outside for a pee and locked her in our room for an early nigt ( mainly to keep her safe!!)
    Igetthis is a rescue and she has had a lousy start ( she is rather gorgeous but damn those jaws are strong)I just want my dog to survive the next couple of days..... Any ideas... Please

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    Maggie is willing to be friends it is the other dog that is the problem. We will go down to a paddock in the morning as neutral territory and hope that helps. I find it rather scary I confess. If I could leave I would.

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    I would heed you cautious voice and play it safe. No need for you or your Maggie to get hurt.

    Take care

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    How is the dog with your sister's two? They just rescued this one and left for 2 days?

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    A muzzle?

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    The rescue dog belongs to my sisters daughter.they have had her for about a year, she is about 3. The problem is she outweighs Mags by 15 kgs her names is Daisy. The set up is a very open house so separation is difficult. To make it worse they also brought a 4 and 7 year old who are very excited and noisy which revs up both dogs who are neither used to children.although both dogs are very comfortable with the children it doesnt make for a calm atmosphere!
    Sorry just trying to stay sane here.

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    A muzzle would be great but only if the other dog is used to wearing it.

    A nice long walk together, both on leads and not to close together may help the other dog to relax a bit.

    If you don't feel the need for them to become friends (if you're never going to see this dog again), I would be separating them if possible. Maybe one outside for a few hours with a nice bone or kong and then swap them over so they both get human interraction through the day.

    How are the elderly dogs coping with this new dog?
    If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    Don't forget how your emotions will be picked up by both dogs. If you're reallly worried, just keep them seperate.
    Thanks, my husband took her downstairs and apparently the time put in last night paid dividends, they are now doing zoomies outside. I have learned heaps from the forum, thanks guys I really appreciate your help and listening ear so to speak. because of my reading here I was able to look past the jaws to the sweet heart of a dog who thinks she is still puppy size.

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    Hi Fairview

    How scary. From your posts it's hard to tell when you're talking about dogs and when you're talking about children - 4yo what? I can't tell how many dogs are in the house all up.

    hopefully it's all good but I'd be scared to leave my dog alone with the big dog. Same as I'd be scared to leave my dog alone with children.

    Did you bring a crate or is there somewhere your dog can be safely when you're out eg your room with the door shut and no accidental release possible?

    I want to take my dog to visit my sister who lives in Perth and I will be looking up nearby boarding facilities and asking for recommendations before I go so I can safely park her (the dog) during the day or over night if I need to.

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    There are four dogs now in the house. Elderly fox terrier and small terrier, my Maggie a 2 yr old border collie and Daisy 3 yr old rescue ridgeback x pit bullx kelpie amongst others. A four year old and seven year old boy.
    It is good atm. But very wary as Daisy is soo big and powerful

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