Aggressive Blue Heeler Mix

by Shelby
(NC)

Hello,

I have a Blue Heeler/Australian Cattle mix who is 6 years old. I have another dog, 3 years old, which is a lab mix and they get along fine. He would growl when my other dog gets close to his food or his bone and we tell him no, bad dog. Recently, he ran after a small dog and bit him, a small bite. He never bit a dog like that before! He doesn't like big dogs mostly. We tried to teach him some things and give treats for that. I want him to social with other dogs and stop worry about his food.

What can I do to fix his problems?

He's my baby and I want him to be better and happy!

Help?

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Fix Your Aggressive Blue Heeler
by: Adam G. Katz

Hi, Shelby:

I would invest some time learning about the "Nothing In Life Is Free" approach. And then keep a leash and collar on the dog when you're around him and learn to give a motivational leash correction.

Employ the "Nothing In Life Is Free" approach, so that your dog starts to view you as the "pack leader." If your dog doesn't see you as the leader, then your corrections will be meaningless. So, if you're doing subtle things (inadvertently) to undermine your leadership role around
the house-- it will be counter-
productive.



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