• Teresa Stanczak

    April 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Hi and congratulations on expecting the new addition!

    You still have a good amount of time to work on your Bully’s training and aggression rehab.

    I noticed that you had posted previously a few months ago. Did you ever get a chance to read through the self help section? Many of the details to begin working on these issues will be found there. There are no quick fixes to aggression problems , so it is always best to take a step wise approach.

    Once you read through the Triangle, you will notice many things that you need to adjust such as in the pack structure category and attitude etc.

    I would also check on her health since you mentioned she has been feeling “sick”. Health problems can sometimes cause or amplify aggression.

    In the meantime you should be managing her so that she is not likely to make a mistake. I would never let her interact with the other dogs unsupervised, and maybe not even without a muzzle and leash on. She is a large and strong dog especially in comparison to the other dogs she is interacting with in your household. You were fortunate that is was just an ear that was damaged in the last altercation. I would also not allow her to go to the dog park since the frequency and severity of these incidences are increasing.

    Teaching her to wear a muzzle and controlling her environment are very important and will be instrumental in helping her succeed.

    Once you have read through and started working on each layer please repost to update us and we can help you formulate a more specific plan.