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    Banjo had a dog have a go at her for the first time (with me) today. We were at a friend's place and she has a labrador x poodle. It being a dog yard, there were bones lying around. Which I think was what the scrap was about. I didn't see exactly what happened as they were behind the table, but apparently the other dog lunged at her. All I heard was this terrible yelping sound. And then Banjo coming to me needing some reassurance.

    All calmed down and no harm was done. And now I know she is indeed likely to just act submissive and walk off in such a situation. Which seems better than never backing off which is what my old dog was like.

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    The second thing Frosty does - after a majorly grovelly greeting - in another dog's yard, is go round and find all the bones. She'd probably be happy with the first bone but will give that up to the yard's owner. And then I take each one away from her as she finds them. Great way to clean up for my friends. A bit disappointing for Frosty - but she will up chuck bone fragments in the middle of the night. If she learned to chew her food properly she'd be allowed to keep the bone.

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    I had another dog give Murphy the doggie warning "Back off mate this is mine"
    Murphy instantly stopped all actions and walked away.
    I really though that this was a good doggie edicate lesson for him to learn.
    I know I could have don't it better.

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    Hi Ridstars

    I think Murphy backed off becuase he understands doggy ettiquette and body language well. Should help keep him out of trouble.

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    I find it such a real relief that my dog backs off from a fight. My old dog was an absolute shocker for this. She NEVER backed off, not even if the other dog was twice as strong. There was definitely some weird neuron connection gone wrong thing going on with her. She was very lucky to only once get puncture marks. That was when another dog had a go at her (over her food bowl) and she wouldn't budge. The worst wound was the tip of her ear. I was cleaning blood of the walls and carpet for hours...

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    Frosty has put a hole in the head of a killer attack whippet. It attacked her and wouldn't back off when she grovelled. I was trying to block it but it was darting in and out biting and running so very hard to catch without kicking the crap out of it. I was trying to hit it with the lead rope. Then Frosty sat up and chomped it once and I was able to catch it then until the owner arrived.

    For a long time - if the other one of us was at the oval first - the second person would leave and go somewhere else. But that dog has become ball obsessed and has also finally noticed - that Frosty is a lot bigger than it. So it's more polite now. I do worry if anyone shows up with a grovelly puppy because it would be quite ruthless with those whether they submitted or not. Fortunately it never did serious damage but it was painful and scary for the puppy.

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