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    A few weeks ago (before his accident) he was chained up in the back of my ute and i was talking to my OH brother along the side of my ute the OH's brother started jumping and jolting around quickly to lex (maybe he was playing with him or maybe he was teasing him) but lex started growling and barking at him.. OH's brother proceded to tell me that lex was F$%*ed and there was somethign wrong with him for him to just be like how he was..

    Did lex get anoyed because OH's brother was acting strange and possibly thought i needed protecting, or did lex just want to rip his arm off because he could..

    Lex has never met my OH's brother before (only when he was a little puppy)

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    Yeah, i was just asking the question because i want to adress any problem he might have with other humans..

    Even though OH's brother was teasing or what ever.. when OH's brother started acting nice and scratched lex behind the ear, lex didnt show any agression what so ever and was waging his tail..

    I think maybe lex just didnt like what he was doing..

    i hope

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    Lex is starting to mature.

    The ute is I imagine important to Lex.

    I think OH's brothers actions were probably what brought on the response. Waving arms around etc.

    Be careful not to reward Lex in any way & be careful how you discipline him for it too as getting cranky at Lex can be interpreted by dogs as backing, "yeah I don't like him either mate", or saying "it's OK Lex, don't worry, what's wrong" in a consoling voice can be rewarding.

    But as previously stated, without being there is hard to exactly pin point why Lex behaved that way, this is just a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Lex is starting to mature.

    The ute is I imagine important to Lex.

    I think OH's brothers actions were probably what brought on the response. Waving arms around etc.

    Be careful not to reward Lex in any way & be careful how you discipline him for it too as getting cranky at Lex can be interpreted by dogs as backing, "yeah I don't like him either mate", or saying "it's OK Lex, don't worry, what's wrong" in a consoling voice can be rewarding.

    But as previously stated, without being there is hard to exactly pin point why Lex behaved that way, this is just a guess.


    The ute Is important to him... he pees everywhere inside it or shoudl i say he used to pee everywhere inside it

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    Don't know about Lex but OH's brother might need looking at

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    lol.. i think half of his harsh words towards lex were because Lex scared him and he droped his man hood on the ground for 10 secs..

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    Thanks for that image!

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    Without knowing the situation properly, and JUST going off what you have said, my opinion would be that Lex was protecting HIS ute, from the crazy jumping man.

    Just like other dogs protect their yard if someone comes near it, he was protecting his ute.

    I hope he got in trouble for it though... yards are one thing for them to protect, someone has to actually enter your yard for something to happen, but dog in utes in public places is another, who knows who might just happen to walk past the ute that he doesn't like and tries to take a snap.

    I know he isn't traveling in the back of the ute anymore, but if he does it with anything really he needs to be put in his place.

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    Yeah dont worry about that, he listens to me and he knows when he's in trouble, he has made small growling noise at my OH's sister's 1 and a half year old, for reasons that im unaware (the child was in a pram) but he got a firm telling off for that..

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    My brother's first dog used to be so protective of the back of the ute that he warned me not to put my hand in. Except I made sure I greeted her (the dog) properly first and all was fine, but I'm pretty sure if I'd surprised her she would have ripped me bloody arm off.

    I think there might be something wrong with your brother in law to do such a stupid thing. It depends how tolerant you want Lex to be of idiots whether you try to accustomise him to that kind of behaviour. A lot of people like their ute riding dogs to be protective of the ute and contents. Depends what you want.

    Personally I trust my dog a lot when it comes to which people are ok and which are not.

    Also yelling at your dog for yelling at a kid in the pram - may make things worse. Ie the dog may see what you're doing as encouragement by way of joining in. Is better to introduce your dog to the kid in the pram with lots of treats. Or remove dog from all sources of attention for a while. Attention by way of scolding the dog is often seen by the dog as encouragement. However - if you scolded the pram and beat it with a newspaper (take kid out first), in front of Lex, there is a chance he will stay away from that bad dog there.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 05-20-2010 at 03:41 PM.

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