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    Default Not Sure What to Do.....

    We have several dogs here but one in particular is very aggressive towards my horses. He is currently on a chain/dog run as the fences here are not good and it is taking me ages to put new ones up (one set back after another). He comes of the chain regularly and play with the other dogs and we also ake him to the markets but I dont believe its enough. He needs to be a dog ALL the time. We have electric fence offsets but they dont work and as I have a mare due to foal soon Im not willing to risk it, not to mention he bit that mare last week so I guess Im a bit worried.
    He is the most loving boy and will lay all over you just for a pat, he also LOVES to play ball.

    Has anyone got any suggestions before I may have to think about rehoming him.

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    My only suggestion would be to get a behaviorist to come in. They may have some good ideas.

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    What breed is he? Its not just a herding dog nip on the ankles is it?

    I think he just needs to be around them as often as possible but on a lead. When you are brushing, tie him up nearby so he can watch. When you're feeding, bring him with you. Anytime you are going to see them, take him with you.
    It sounds like he is just curious and doesn't know how to respond.
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    He is my 4yo Staffy, ever since we got him he ha chased them. And no its not just a nip he literally bit my pregnant mare and tried to get one of my geldings.
    His run is right near one of the horses yard and everytime the horse goes near the fence he tries to go him..... I just dont trust him.

    Im trying to get the dog yard done by this weekend but not sure yet.

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    find someone who knows how to use a E collar and use it.

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    My experience with Staffords is that once they get it into their head to kill a larger animal it is very hard to control... you would need specialist training with him... Do not take any risks with your new baby... I know a few staffords that have done damage to horses... I also know many that live with horses without incident...

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    I have 3 other Staffys that dont even worry about the horses but Wally is just so agressive with them. I definately will NOT be taking any chances. Hopefully I can get the dog yard done ASAP (next 2wks) so that he can be let off the runner.

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