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    Default My Mates Puppy Chub

    Last night we went to our mates to watch the cricket on tv and have some drinks. We took Boss because he gets on with our mates older dog Turbo. Boss and Turbo get on. Boss met Turbo when he was really young and came mates. Turbo isnt the problem.

    My mates got a new puppy Chub. The first day they got him, they asked us to bring Boss around so they could met and play. Chub doesnt like Boss, he cried like he was getting hurt.Boss tried to eat him. Boss was on the lead and was about 5metres away from him. So OH put Boss in the our mates backyard and Chub stayed with our mates.

    So last night we through that Chub is abit bigger now that him and Boss could be mates. Chub cried like he was getting hurt again and Boss tried to eat him.

    I have never seen Boss so agro before. OH has once but that was to a group of kids when we were in Meekathara.
    Boss get on with dogs. If he doesnt get on with another dogs, we leave him on the lead or put him somewhere where Boss and another dog cant see each another.
    Something about Chub he doesnt like.
    If Boss doesnt seen Chub he got no problem.

    Chub is 3 months old. I have told my mate to test it with some another dogs and see if Chub reacts the same way.

    Im just wondering if its Boss that has the problem or Chub. I really dont know what to do about it.

    I was totallly scared. I never knew that Boss could that agro.

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    Chub needs to meet lots and lots of other dogs, every day ideally because clearly Chub is making all the wrong signals. Chub seems to have some sort of fear anxiety which Boss is quite happy to aggravate. It's like when you get a slightly domineering big dog, with a little dog that has little person syndrome and won't back down when it's clearly not capable of winning any fight with the big dog. Chub shouldn't be rewarded for behaving like this. I would have put Chub in the back yard by itself and had Boss inside where the fun was.

    I know a few dogs that bark-shriek as they play but it's still clear they're happy and playing.

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    I would have put Chub in the back yard by itself and had Boss inside where the fun was.
    Boss got put outside with Turbo. While OH was taking Boss outside, Chub follows OH and was barking at Boss. like **** stirring him.

    I think Boss thinks that Chub is a toy or something like that

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    Chub is putting out the no confidence vibe, and Boss is picking up on it.
    Seems boss likes to run with the confident dogs, and cant stand cry babies.

    I have seen a few dog interactions like that, strange.

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    Seems boss likes to run with the confident dogs, and cant stand cry babies.
    So he doesnt like Sook dogs??
    So would Boss dont being desexed cause that too?

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    Hi Peta23

    Makes no difference if the assertive dog is desexed. On one of our ovals we have a desexed boxer who does standover tactics on most new dogs expecially SWF or dogs showing any kind of fear and any dog that doesn't do the "submit" signal immediately. Dogs that "submit" can do what they like and she leaves them alone. Dogs that act fearful or aggressive - she stands over and rolls over the little ones and growls in their faces and there is nothing they can do about it. She hasn't ever hurt any of these dogs but it freaks them and their owners out.

    So - desexing - makes no difference.

    Chub needs socialising. Properly. Or Chub will be one of the most obnoxious dogs you've ever met and won't be able to go for walks or play with new dogs in new places.

    If you're not planning to breed with Boss - you might as well get him desexed anyway but it will make no difference to the relationship with Chub. Desexing Chub won't make any difference either.

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    Thanks Hy,
    Boss like wanted to eat him.
    Hopefully my mate listern to me and socialise Chub.

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    I would try letting them meet and greet on neutral territory, such as a local park, assuming Chub is up to date with his shots, and can walk on a lead!

    Start by walking with a decent amount of space between them, ignore Boss's reaction, keep walking at a brisk pace (maybe do a wide circle so Chubs little legs don't have to keep up, and he's doing the inner circle). When Boss settles, move a little closer, a little slower etc. Hopefully but then they'll have gotten used to each other and you can walk them together.

    I wouldn't take Boss there until they've had a few neutral meets, and Chub is a bit bigger.

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    Boss did the same thing around children???

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    Hang on, isn't it Boss that wanted to 'eat' the pup? I'm lost.

    What's the go with everyone stating the pup needs socialising? well, I mean, sure he does, don't all pups, but isn't the issue here with Boss?

    What do you mean he has behaved like this with a bunch of kids?
    One thing hit me though unfortunately Peta - you say you were scared and never knew Boss could be that agro. That tells me you don't truly know what your dog is capable of, and that's always a dangerous state to be in. Please accept I mean that in the kindest way.

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