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    Angry Very Naughty Dog!!

    My dog Tae is very similar to the dog from 'Marley and me', incredibly naughty but very loving. He's an 11month old bulldog x shihtzu and desexed. He is SLOWLY responding to the training he is receiving which is better then nothing as we've tried many different methods in the past.

    Anyway, Tae has this habit of controlling my other dog by her collar, he'll tug on her collar and wont let her go anywhere until he's tired himself out. I've tried distraction methods, I've tried growling and in a deep voice yelling out 'no' but this does not phase him (like most cheeky things he does). What causes me the most concern is I have a new puppy and because she is considerably smaller then Tae, I've watched him swing her around by her collar like he's trying to kill a rat. I've had to remove the collar as I didn't want Tae to injure her. Most times I have to leave my other dogs collar off too as Tae just destroys the collars I've bought previously and I'm sick of having to reorder registration tags for my other dog.

    How do I get him to stop this behavior? I would prefer my dogs to keep their collars on as they have their dog tags and registration tags on there, for peace of mind I'd prefer them on in case they ran away and someone finds them and there is a hefty council fine if they run away and are found without their registration tags.

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    I think you have already joined here under a different name. This story sounds very familiar!
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    iI had joined before but i couldn't remember my username and which email i used. FYI- I've not posted about this issue before.

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    steph85

    For your memory problem, can i recommend Keepass - that helps keep track of what user id and password you've used for what website...
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    And for your doggy problem - can I recommend some vicks vapour rub on the collar. Just the tiniest smidge because the other dog isn't going to enjoy it either. You could also try a bit of metal tape around the collar as that may taste funny or cause that unpleasant alfoil sensation on Tae's teeth.

    My dog will sometimes grab another dog by the collar - because she knows it won't hurt them and the other dog won't complain or refuse to play if she doesn't hurt them. So it's interesting that your other dog is not objecting despite being swung around like a rag doll.

    I've tried distraction methods, I've tried growling and in a deep voice yelling out 'no'
    Obviously your distraction methods are not distracting or rewarding enough for your dog. Or evilly he has worked out that to get your attention when he wants - he just has to grab the other dog's collar ie "back chaining".

    I would up the distraction - eg roast chicken? And I would stop him from self re-inforcing ie enjoying himself - by putting him on lead for a while when he grabs the other dog's collar. Don't need to scold him or talk to him, just put him on lead and ignore him for a bit so he starts to learn that chewing the other dog's collar gets him no fun (not a scolding).

    I would also consider crate training him, and putting him a crate when you're not able to supervise his play so he can't be naughty when you're not around to stop him.

    It is a very memorable breed of dog. Sigh.

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    Thanks for the keepass tip Hyacinth

    I have tried distracting him with treats which works while he's eating but then he's right back at it again.

    I know he is not doing this for attention, many times I've had to run outside because I can hear one of my dogs crying because he's hurting them by pulling on their collar really hard.

    My dogs do not fend for themselves, one is too placid and the other is just a small puppy.

    He is also doing this when I am not home, I know this as I have come home and my dogs are either running around with a half destroyed collar or there collar is on the ground broken.

    I keep Tae in a crate at night and I dont feel comfortable leaving him in a crate for a further 10 hours of the day while I'm at work. I also think he might get really crazy knowing the other 2 dogs are running around and he's stuck in a crate.

    I will try the vicks on the collar and I will also try putting Tae on a lead when he is being naughty.

    Thanks for the tips!!

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    Do you have a photo of your bullshit? I would love to see what that mix looks like

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    steph85

    Looks like he's worked out to get treats from you - first he goes and gets the collar - ie thats the back chaining I was talking about.

    Are you luring him with the treat or rewarding him? Ie do you have to wave the treat under his nose to get his attention or will he come of his own accord and be rewarded with the treat. If he goes back again - just go get him - no scolding and put him on lead and tie the other end of the lead to you. So everytime he does that collar chewing trick - he loses his freedom for a while. Ie it's not as much fun anymore.

    And find something that tastes yucky to the dog and put that on the collar - aloe vera is really bitter - that might help or you can buy stuff. Chilli doesn't work - because dogs, like humans, aquire a taste for it, ie they get used to it.

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