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how can i get a dog to not be aggressive?

Question by Jadin: how can i get a dog to not be aggressive?
my boyfriend has a terribly aggressive 6 year old schnauzer. i cannot even hug my boyfriend without the dog jumping up and barking in my face in a vicious manner. this same thing happens no matter what type of contact i make with him. the dog also doesn’t even let his mother hug him without reacting the same way.i have been nipped at by this dog 3 times now. my boyfriend does nothing to deter the dog from this behavior because it “will affect his loyalty training”. the dog even jumps up on me and barks from just talking to him or his mother. we live together and i am at the point of wanting to move out because i cant handle the dog any longer. PLEASE give me some suggestions on how to deal with this.

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Answer by cutieeegal
If ur bf keeps him on chains with other dogs it affects him also he might not be used to u n dogs dont understand human language.Maybe he thinks their gonna hurt him also might wanna take him to the vet because he could have rabies or something that causes aggressiveness

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Why Neuter a Dog

Why Neuter a Dog

You may have asked yourself the question: Why neuter a dog?

The answer may provide you with insight to the numerous health benefits for your dog that this procedure results in.

One benefit to be derived from the neutering of your dog is the eliminating of the risk of your dog developing testicular cancer.

This disease usually afflicts older male dogs and can be terminal.

 

Problems of the prostate are greatly reduced by neutering.

Failure to have your dog neutered will result in the progressive enlargement of the prostate as your dog gets older.

 

This can make it difficult for your dog to pass urine and can cause the animal discomfort.

Should your dog get an infection of the prostate it is difficult to treat without having the dog neutered.

 

While neutering does not completely eliminate the possibility of developing

 

cancer, it does reduce likely infection and prevent prostate enlargement.

 

Additional benefits derived from neutering your dog include:

 

1) Reduction of aggressive behavior . There are studies that suggest that as a result of decreased testosterone, neutering reduces the likelihood of increased aggression of
the neutered dog.

 

 

However there are other studies that have found no correlation between neutering and aggression.

Its also been noted that vying for mates can be a cause for aggression that is likely reduced as a result of the sex drive being eliminated by neutering.

 

Ultimately the causes for dogs fighting are varied and numerous so

 

there’s no guarantee that your dogs aggressive behavior will change as a result of neutering.

 

2) The marking of territory. A dogs interest in marking his territory is heightened by testosterone.

Neutering your dog will decrease his want for constantly marking his territory with urine.

Areas of your surrounding yard and home will benefit from this change in habit too.

 

3) Roaming the neighborhood. Dogs that have not been neutered are more likely to try and leave your homestead in search of females in heat.

Putting your dog at risk of being injured by other dogs or hit by an automobile.

Neutering will reduce your dogs desire to roam the neighborhood.

 

4) Unwanted mounting. Your dog is going to be less likely to mount other dogs ,

inanimate objects and people as a result of being neutered.

However mounting can be motivated by other factors that are not sex related.

It can be associated with play or an effort to exert social control.

And neutering might not completely remove sexual desire, your dog might still try and mount a receptive female in heat.

 

In order to avoid the development of any these negative behaviors ,

its best to neuter your dog at the age of six to nine months before he reaches sexual maturation.

 

 

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Question by if you ask i might tell: is your dog presenting you with a “gift” of a dead animal he has killed a good thing?
my dog actually presented me this evening with a dead bird he had caught in the back garden (it is securely fenced and he cant get out). not to sure how he was able to catch it but it was a fresh kill. he seemed very pleased with the bird and left it alone after dropping it at my feet. this is the first “gift” he has brought me since he was a pup and back then it was slow worms, he is a border collie X german shepard.
i have had one friend concerned by the fact he has tasted blood while another has said it is a sign of respect to me as pack leader. i have never heard of dogs bringing “gifts” of dead animals to their owners before so should i be concerned or be happy with his new found respect of me? we had a few problems a few months ago with him trying to be dominant, cured with castration.

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Answer by chicagoo
yea it s agood thing lol

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Do You Want To Make Your Own Homemade Dog Treats?

Do You Want To Make Your Own Homemade Dog Treats?

Everyone with a dog thinks theirs is the best, or at least they should. The urge is to lavish affection on your pet, to spoil them even. But of course, you can’t just let your dog have everything it wants, and if you’re the sort of dog owner who gives treats frequently you might want to consider making your own dog treats. Don’t be put off, it’s much easier than you might think. And best of all, if you make your own homemade dog treats, you can control exactly what goes into them; a luxury you don’t have when buying treats at pet shops or grocery stores. Homemade treats can even be healthy for your dog.


Many books on dog health and natural pet care will contain a recipe or two for homemade dog treats, these can be a good source if you happen to have these sort of books handy. However, the internet contains a large number of websites devoted to natural dog care and foods and many recipes can be found here too. A simple search engine query will turn up thousands of hits on the topic. These are a goldmine for those of you pondering whether to cook up a batch of treats for the family pet.


The process of actually making your own dog treats is very much like baking cookies. And just like that activity, making treats for the dog is something your children may be interested in helping with. If you think of this as a fun thing rather than an arduous ordeal, you’ll find yourself and the rest of your family actually looking forward to making more treats for the dog. Try using cookie cutters to make them into shapes. The dog may not notice, but it makes the whole process more fun.


Like cookies, the treats should be stored in airtight containers once they have cooled. Remember, your homemade dog treats can go stale or rancid just like any other food product (and as the recipes often contain meat, you’ll want to be extra careful – you don’t want your good intentions to end up with the dog having a case of food poisoning). Treats can, of course, be refrigerated or frozen as needed. Make sure they are fully thawed before giving them to your dog.


Besides being healthier than most store bought dog treats, the ones you make at home generally are made from things found in the average kitchen. No exotic ingredients are needed to make your own homemade dog treats, which makes them an even more attractive option to pet owners. Just follow recipes, or invent your own, making sure to steer clear of known problem ingredients for dogs such as grapes and raisins, onions, chocolate and all but the smallest quantities of garlic. If in doubt about an ingredient, consult with your veterinarian. The last thing you want to do is experiment with your pet’s health. Happy baking and have fun. Your dog will thank you (as soon as those treats are out of the oven!).

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