My Rottweiler Keeps Trying to Fight The Dog Outside
Well this is a really annoying problem as it is not my Rottweilers fault and is more the neighbors fault.
The next door dog is a mutt and is free to run outside all day long even though his neighbors own him (I livei n Thailand this is normal) he is actually a really nice dog, but when my rotti was younger, this mutt was able to get in the back of our house and used to fight my rott.
Since then though my Rotti (names Tyson) is a lot bigger and has managed to get outside and he finally beat this mutt. Now the problem is, we have a gate which has bars and this mutt keeps coming over and trying to fight Tyson through the bars.
I want to get Tyson to stop, but the problem is he doesn't do anything wrong, he is sitting in his house defending it when this mutt runs over to fight.
The biggest problem with this overal is Tyson has a hard bite and when he tried to bite through the gate, I am worried his teeth are going to crack on the bars.
What should I do about this? Don't say about talking to the neighbors because they will just not do anything and every one will smile then think I am an asshole for confronting them. (They don;t like that).
My current solution is throwing cold water at the mutt, but that is only a temporary fix!
Also please note I don't make my dog fight or never made him fight! All he sees from other dogs outside (strays) is fighting and whenever we have gone for a walk when he was younger he used to get attacked pretty much every time and I would have to kick the other dogs!
Any idea on how I can stop this? It is ridiculous I don't want to punish my dog for protecting him self and his territory from an outside dog.
Wow! It sounds so strange for dog fights to be normal there, but I guess the west is a lot different to asia!
I am not sure to suggest really, throwing water over the other dog I think sounds like a very good idea and if you catch it quick enough before the fight starts, it could stop it altogether, but you would have to get it while they are eyeing each other.
Understand completely about not wanting to punish your dog for it, it is not his fault at all and I too would be protecting my territory from this dog obviously trying to take over. So I am unfortunatly unable to help you on this one.
If the dog is trying to take over though... maybe you should leave the gate open and let them have it out! Not trying to promote fighting either, but if that's how it is over there then it sounds like the natural thing to do?
As, if that man made gate wasn't their to stop them, it would be the natural thing to do, fight it out.
I will probably get some abuse for this but I am completely stuck for ideas, and it would be the most natural thing for them to do.
It's not the kindest solution, but in this situation it may help. Tyson should not even have to deal with this dog harassing him through his own gate, and you are right, it may harm your dog's teeth in the long run, and that is not acceptable to me.
I would get a squirt gun, or water squirt bottle on a hard spray. Add some lemon juice into the water, and squirt it into the offending dog's eyes. I understand that the lemon juice would not harm the other dogs vision, but will cause a sting. If the dog has any sense, after a few eye stings, he will avoid your property line in the future, good luck. I'll post if I think of anything else that would be useful. Just make sure you don't squirt your Rottie by mistake.
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanual Kant~