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Old 11-07-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: California
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I have an American Bulldog and I've been taking her to my friend's house who has a beagle and a large black Akita type dog. The dogs all get along great with no problems. However, my dog and the Akita got into a squabble over food yesterday. It looks like mine may have bitten the Akita on the nose as the Akita was beeding a little on the nose. This happened while we were out on errands for a couple of hours. When we arrived home we could tell that the Akita must have gone "counter surfing" and pulled some snacks off the counter, which the dogs obviously squabbled over. They were back to getting along fine by the time we arrived back home.

What I didn't like was that my friend said if any of the 2 bigger dogs ever bit the beagle she'd "beat the sh*t out of them" and then said her reaction would be to punch mine in the head if she ever bites any of her dogs again. She kept saying she would "punch" any dog that also bit her. I don't believe in "punching" an animal to discipline it!! It's just not my style! Plus I think it's harsh discipline for a bite stemming out of food aggression! My dog is in no way nasty. She's good with small children, cats and ect.!

What are your thoughts on her idea of discipline??
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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I have an American Bulldog and I've been taking her to my friend's house who has a beagle and a large black Akita type dog. The dogs all get along great with no problems. However, my dog and the Akita got into a squabble over food yesterday. It looks like mine may have bitten the Akita on the nose as the Akita was beeding a little on the nose. This happened while we were out on errands for a couple of hours. When we arrived home we could tell that the Akita must have gone "counter surfing" and pulled some snacks off the counter, which the dogs obviously squabbled over. They were back to getting along fine by the time we arrived back home.

What I didn't like was that my friend said if any of the 2 bigger dogs ever bit the beagle she'd "beat the sh*t out of them" and then said her reaction would be to punch mine in the head if she ever bites any of her dogs again. She kept saying she would "punch" any dog that also bit her. I don't believe in "punching" an animal to discipline it!! It's just not my style! Plus I think it's harsh discipline for a bite stemming out of food aggression! My dog is in no way nasty. She's good with small children, cats and ect.!

What are your thoughts on her idea of discipline??
Don't take your dog there or, allow her dogs in your home.

End of problem.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I don't think I would leave my dog with her dogs again. She may be trying to make a point but I wouldn't take a chance.

I joking tell my children if they don't do so and so I will break their leg but obviously, and they know it, I am joking. Perhaps she is joking as well. What was her tone? Have you ever seen her physically discipline her dogs before?
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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Hey I didn't punch that dogie. I would tell her to shove it end of story.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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If she wasn't being overly dramatic, then it seems that she has some aggression issues. I don't think I would bring my dogs over there any more.

As for my aggression issues, if anyone punched my dog they would have me to deal with and they would not be happy.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Don't take your dog there or, allow her dogs in your home.

End of problem.

yep ... ^^ this^^
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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Are you upset over punching as a form of discipline or are you upset because it was aimed at your dog?
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: California
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Are you upset over punching as a form of discipline or are you upset because it was aimed at your dog?
BOTH! As I've stated, that is not my form of discipline at all!!
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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I really think that dogs need to be supervised, when visiting someone's house. Leaving dogs alone, who knows what they might get into, or have some sort of territory issue. If you continue to visit your friend, with your dog, I would not leave him unsupervised there, or definitely not let her tend your dog, ever.

You could get into it with her about "punching" dogs...but it would not really be a functional conversation. If you want to end the friendship over this difference in values, that is up to you.

Last edited by jasper12; 11-07-2011 at 12:31 PM.. Reason: edit.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Apparently she's anthropomorphizing the dogs' relationships with each other. Maybe you could broach that subject with her. She seems to not understand that dogs do what they do and then it's over. They don't hold on to stuff like humans do. There's no "big kid little kid" crap with dogs.
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