What do I do? My son's AmStaff attacked a dog
4 years ago
Anyone who goes into someone's backyard who has a dog,shouldn't be surprised they got bit. Random people should not be walking into your backyard. Imagine if it was an unsavory character coming to rob your home. In that case, job well done Ishi. However, Ishi running into the frontyard and biting another dog needs to be stopped. He shouldnt be allowed to be people aggressive either but protecting his home is a different story. Pits and AmStaffs are inherently animal aggressive and need to be socialized very well. It's never to late to socialize. Please don't get me wrong though, some dogs of this breed don't necessarily need as much socializing as others.
4 years ago
Get a friend with a dog Ishi has never met and start taking them for walks together. Do not let them greet nose to nose, just walk out the door and join the other person and dog side by side and keep on walking. Correct Ishi anytime he starts to focus intensely on the other dog. Try to get several people and dogs to practice this with. I recommend the Illusion collar( ceasar millans web site) or a Gentle Leader(Petsmart)to help you manage Ishi's strength. And most importantly, watch the Dog Whisperer! He is a genius, especially when it comes to strong breeds like the Am Staff or Pitbull. I have to Pits at home and they are the perfect balance. Bully breeds need a strong leader to be a good dog. Keep us posted.
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