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PostSubject: Dealing with an extremely Dominate female   Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:27 pm

I have a female husky that is 6 months old 52lbs and is the most dominate dog anyone I know has ever seen. If she doesn't get her way she attacks you. She also has a very bad biting problem since she was a young puppy but now it has gotten dangerous. We have tired everything from just walking away to water guns but nothing scares her. She doesn't care to listen to anyone. She humps people in my family when they walk in the room. When we go to the dog park she wrestles every dog and always wins against Shepards and huge pitbulls. Some dogs even smell her and are afriad of her. She is a very sweet and playful dog it just when you tell her no or try to do something she doesn't want to do it gets bad. The biting is none stop she goes right for your hands every time u try to touch her. Could anyone give me advice to become the pack leader and to stop the biting ?
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PostSubject: Re: Dealing with an extremely Dominate female   Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:40 pm

Honestly first I would also stop taking her to the dog park until this behavior is resolved. Second, I would set up a time out spot. Any time she does not listen, time out. Sounds like shes used to getting her way all the time. Make her earn her food and treats. Reward her when she behaves appropriately. Again, I would limit her time out in public especially if shes instilling fear in other dogs, but that's just me. Hopefully someone else can come give some advice.
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PostSubject: Re: Dealing with an extremely Dominate female   Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:07 am

"Just bite her in the ear"... No just kidding... Mobezilla's advice is much better! HAHAHA
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PostSubject: Re: Dealing with an extremely Dominate female   Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:03 pm

Kenzi too is a very dominant dog, though not with people, but if any other dog comes by no matter how big her goal is to get it to submit. Large dogs must submit and little dogs must die. I don't take her any place where she is off leash with other dogs and when she sees other dogs I make her look away if she's going to throw a hissy fit. I'm a very dominant person naturally and have instilled it in her if mamma says to quit she better quit or I will make her. I don't make her fear me, but I want her to know I have the power. When she's focused on other dogs and won't listen I force her to look at me. If she tries to jump other dogs I pick her up and make her calm down before I let her down. Tone of voice has played a lot into her listening as well. When I'm serious my voice deepens and she knows it's time to straighten up. Your dogs pretty young still and focus is going to play a big role in getting her to quit being rude. I agree with limiting time in public. Meet dogs that are on leash while she too is on leash. You still have control and it will help you better establish the behavior you want from her.

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PostSubject: Re: Dealing with an extremely Dominate female   Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:59 am

I'm having a semi similar issue with Cora she is fine with people no bitting or showing dominate behavior but when I'm at the dog park with her she seems fine with most dogs that are her size or bigger she gets put in her place and its fine. It seems with small dogs and puppies she runs up to them bites them on the neck they make a noise she lets go and then goes back to bitting their necks until I pull her off or call her over. Although Cora is fine with my friends 13 year old chi Cora has never gone for her or anything. My question is, is this an agressive way of acting or a breed/personality thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Dealing with an extremely Dominate female   Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:37 am

NJHusky, I have a few potential comments but first would like to ask a few questions I don't see answered in your intro.

Is this dog a rescue and if so, how old was she when you rescued her? If not, how old was she when you got her? How does she behave on a leash?

As others have suggested, taking her out anywhere is going to be very problematic. I know you know that you need to get her under control and the best way, imho, is to start controlling her food and 'free time'.

I presume you realize that you're setting on a powder keg with a lit cigar in your hand ...
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PostSubject: Re: Dealing with an extremely Dominate female   Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:05 am

@CoraTheHusky wrote:
I'm having a semi similar issue with Cora she is fine with people no bitting or showing dominate behavior but when I'm at the dog park with her she seems fine with most dogs that are her size or bigger she gets put in her place and its fine. It seems with small dogs and puppies she runs up to them bites them on the neck they make a noise she lets go and then goes back to bitting their necks until I pull her off or call her over. Although Cora is fine with my friends 13 year old chi Cora has never gone for her or anything. My question is, is this an agressive way of acting or a breed/personality thing?

Zoe - the neck thing is how Ami plays with Archer alllll the time. It's also why I'm really skeptical of letting him play with much smaller dogs though husband tells me I'm being a worry wart. I watch him like a hawk and if he seems to be getting overly excited, I terminate the play. I believe it is just their style of play, emanating from their breed high prey drive. I really don't know how to change this - I was watching the two play tonight and musing on how rough and violent the play appears to be yet I've only once found even a tiny cut on Archer and once a nick on Ami's ear. By rights, they should be torn limb from limb. Strange, isn't it...
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PostSubject: Re: Dealing with an extremely Dominate female   Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:44 am

Thanks Amy I guess I was just looking for some reassurance that Cora isn't in need of training for being agressive.
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PostSubject: Re: Dealing with an extremely Dominate female   Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:38 pm

@CoraTheHusky wrote:
Thanks Amy I guess I was just looking for some reassurance that Cora isn't in need of training for being agressive.

I think its just prudent to watch them and really, the reason why some parks have small dog areas.

Now - if she were doing this with your 3 yr old child, that would be a different story!
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PostSubject: Re: Dealing with an extremely Dominate female   Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:41 pm

@amymeme wrote:

@CoraTheHusky wrote:
Thanks Amy I guess I was just looking for some reassurance that Cora isn't in need of training for being agressive.


I think its just prudent to watch them and really, the reason why some parks have small dog areas.

Now - if she were doing this with your 3 yr old child, that would be a different story!



I just found a park in my city with small dog big dog areas and its amazing! I always make sure I watch Cora and correct her everytime I see her. I guess I was being alittle silly Cora loves kids and never acts like that with other dogs just mostly young puppies and small dogs
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PostSubject: Re: Dealing with an extremely Dominate female   Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:50 am

Now I feel like a blithering fool. I didn't realize that the OP on this thread posted it in 2013 ... and that her first message was also her only message.

ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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