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Thread: My MaltiPoo is Showing Agression Towards My Wife!

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    just on the allergy thing - some people who are allergic aren't allergic to the fur or the dander (skin cells) but the dog slobber or saliva, so some people are allergic to poodles. And poodle crosses.

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    Default Getting worse!

    The most common type of aggression is if my wife say goes to empty some paper out of the small office bin - and then my boy jumps at her, growls and takes a definite nip at her!

    Now I have to say that she is not a dog lover, rarely spends any time with him, never plays with, never feeds him and is happy to ignore him most of the him.

    Yeh yeh I know, why did I get him ............ Another story!

    So how can I break this habit?

    He idolizes me and never ever does the above to me in any shape or form.

    Really worrying to 'cos at almost three years of age, I need to break this worrying attitude ASAP.

    Thanks

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    Nothing is going to happen much just with you handling it all and your wife not interested.
    That's the bottom line.

    In that case I would be going for the quick fix...you empty the wastepaper basket, you maybe ensure that she closes the door behind her if she goes in there.
    Baby gates to limit where the dog goes at times as needed.
    Think of the situations it occurs most in and adapt them if you can.

    EG, if I had a dog always barking out from a window because of what is seen outside I would tape butchers paper to the level needed to block it.

    Then again I am one to favour cohesive function over decor.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Really you should never just take a toy off a dog?

    Hmmm, I dont know if that's the issue to be honest. I dont think that it was necessarily caused by the wife taking toys off him growing up...and making that assumption is weird anyway seeing as the OP never mentioned it.

    I am not sure I agree with the "lower than you" type thinking either to be honest.

    I take toys off my dogs, in fact, I take food off them too. I just take it and they deal with it LOL. They dont get a treat or anything....

    I cant really help OP but you will get lots of advice on here and some of it quite different so my advice is to perhaps try the ones you will be able to implement and stick to. Multiple strategies can work for the same problem and its about picking the strategy that works for oyu guys.
    i also agree lala. No offence to others but i think this term "resource gaurding" is a crock. I would have no worries if some kid went up to jack and took a toy off him, or even food. Its something i have worked on from a young age though, and if i was the owner of the dog in question, i'd be starting that sort of training asap. Start with people who can show the dog who's boss and slowly work your way to younger members, of course keeping the situation under your control. I could think of nothing worse than worrying when my nieces and nephews come around that jack might decide to "resource gaurd" i.e show the kids whose boss!

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    If the wife wants to empty the bin, maybe she throws a toy for the dog first, by way of distract and occupy - ie give him something else to do.

    Did you contact Steve at K9Pro - link provided previously.

    So for your wife's safety - it may be that if she's going to do something that triggers your dog - then put him on lead first so he can't indulge his bad habits, and work on getting him to do dog tricks instead. Like pay attention to you instead of chomping the wife.

    I can't blame her for not liking the little Bgr

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    i also agree lala. No offence to others but i think this term "resource gaurding" is a crock. I would have no worries if some kid went up to jack and took a toy off him, or even food. Its something i have worked on from a young age though, and if i was the owner of the dog in question, i'd be starting that sort of training asap. Start with people who can show the dog who's boss and slowly work your way to younger members, of course keeping the situation under your control. I could think of nothing worse than worrying when my nieces and nephews come around that jack might decide to "resource gaurd" i.e show the kids whose boss!

    So you are saying that resource guarding doesn't exist? So the dogs that show aggression when someone approaches them when they have a valuable resource is just what... "crock"? Resource guarding is not crock, it's a very common problem.

    No one is saying that you should NEVER take items of value off your dog. I can do it with my dogs, no worries, because I taught them that doing so will not end in a loss.

    The fact is - and any experienced and reputable behaviourist who works with dogs with this issue week in week out - that trying to take an item of value from a dog that resource guards will only reaffirm to them that they have a reason to guard items they value because every time you come near them, you will take it away from them.

    This isn't some new age theory, it is fact, even lowest members of a pack will display resource guarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeagle View Post
    So you are saying that resource guarding doesn't exist? So the dogs that show aggression when someone approaches them when they have a valuable resource is just what... "crock"? Resource guarding is not crock, it's a very common problem.

    No one is saying that you should NEVER take items of value off your dog. I can do it with my dogs, no worries, because I taught them that doing so will not end in a loss.

    The fact is - and any experienced and reputable behaviourist who works with dogs with this issue week in week out - that trying to take an item of value from a dog that resource guards will only reaffirm to them that they have a reason to guard items they value because every time you come near them, you will take it away from them.

    This isn't some new age theory, it is fact, even lowest members of a pack will display resource guarding.
    well its just my opinion but i think any "resource guarding" is just a lack of training in that area. I've had a lot of dogs over the years and i never would have been worried about any of them "resource gaurding". Mostly border collies and now my current staffy. Actually when i was young we had an australian terrier, she had serious attitude and i'm not so sure about her, but again, if she had been my dog she would have learnt that humans give and take as they please!

    ETA : i also have a mate who had two APBT, i would have had no concerns taking a bone off one of them. They knew their place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeagle View Post
    I can do it with my dogs, no worries, because I taught them that doing so will not end in a loss.
    It's this part that I wonder about. What do you mean by taking soemthing off them does not end in a loss? You give them soemthing else in place of the thing you are taking off them?

    I dont necessarily disagree that there is such a thing as resource guarding, but I am not sure about this "replacement" business.

    I am sure it works for many people but why is it necessary?

    My guys have never received something in return. They have just grown up knowing that if mum or dad or kid asks for soemthing, you give it, no questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    It's this part that I wonder about. What do you mean by taking soemthing off them does not end in a loss? You give them soemthing else in place of the thing you are taking off them?

    I dont necessarily disagree that there is such a thing as resource guarding, but I am not sure about this "replacement" business.

    I am sure it works for many people but why is it necessary?

    My guys have never received something in return. They have just grown up knowing that if mum or dad or kid asks for soemthing, you give it, no questions.
    that is my point Lala, every dog will naturally try to protect its food, thats their instinct. However a dog that does it as an adult, in my experience, is simply untrained

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    well its just my opinion but i think any "resource guarding" is just a lack of training in that area. I've had a lot of dogs over the years and i never would have been worried about any of them "resource gaurding". Mostly border collies and now my current staffy. Actually when i was young we had an australian terrier, she had serious attitude and i'm not so sure about her, but again, if she had been my dog she would have learnt that humans give and take as they please!

    ETA : i also have a mate who had two APBT, i would have had no concerns taking a bone off one of them. They knew their place!
    Sure, lack of training can exacerbate or even create a resource guarder but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    It's this part that I wonder about. What do you mean by taking soemthing off them does not end in a loss? You give them soemthing else in place of the thing you are taking off them?

    I dont necessarily disagree that there is such a thing as resource guarding, but I am not sure about this "replacement" business.

    I am sure it works for many people but why is it necessary?

    My guys have never received something in return. They have just grown up knowing that if mum or dad or kid asks for soemthing, you give it, no questions.
    What would you do if you had a puppy that seriously tried to bite you when you approached it when it had something of value?

    I have seen people in these situations 'punish' the puppy by taking the item of value away, which just reinforces the puppy's fear that it is going to lose the item it values every time you come past it. The puppy's resource guarding got worse not better. If someone came and took your dinner away every time you sat down to eat, how long would it take you to want to punch them in the face when they approached you? It's not different for dogs and we can't deny the fact that reinforcing the dog's fear of losing items of value does worsen resource guarding.

    I don't have to 'trade' my dogs for items of value now, they happily relinquish items to me but I still reward them for doing so now and then. I like to pay my dogs when they get something right.

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