Scenario: me with my 2 dogs, son with Sherlock pup, all off leash in parklands. We were passing behind a housing estate that backed onto parklands. All dogs fine, till we came to a fence, where a roughly 4 month old BC pup, was fence barking at us, a 2nd adult large dog on property joined in, with more gusto. Unable to get to my dogs, he in frustration attacked the BC pup. With ensuing pup screams. Worryingly, as i watched, the older dog went for too long on pup, too hard. It was a definate attack. Both myself and son concerned for pup.
Clearly Sherlocks trigger to leg it.
One minute he was there, next, gone! My son was beside himself, first time dog owner, first time a dog has been lost for him. Lots of 'my poor boy!, where is he, he's dead, someones run over him" etc etc
As the terrain was hilly, we couldnt see Pup.
Try as i might, i was asking my dogs to find pup, but "what?" was the response. Hey ho. No search n rescues here.
After a brief search, we couldnt find him. We came home, roughly 2km. And there is Sherlock pup, who'd found his way back. All good.
Now dog is scared of other dogs. Including mine when they are rough housing!
He was barking at them to stop, clearly uspet, so they both tumbled him.
and he's just led down watching them. He's now walking around them as they play, cautiously.
Ive taken some treats out, and trying to desensitize him. But coz Ive got treats, they stop playing.
So then used JRT next door when it was thrown out for its day of barking non stop.
Pup is trembling slightly, but still eating.
Should i leave it in garden and have the flooding of JRT who will bark all day through the fence till its owners come home at 6pm?
He's fine out there right now it seems. He's playing with Pohm, but is avoiding the big man Bernie. Stupid really, as Pohm is far more rough with him and vocal growling play noise, than bernie is.
I have today, plenty of barking dogs behind fences, and id like to have this done n dusted by end of day.
My son says he doesnt want to go for a walk, and tries to go home till they are in the park, but still keeps looking back toward home. So not allowed off leash for now.
Any tips to speed this up?