Aggressive Yorkshire Terrier

by Cara

I have 4 dogs, 3 Yorkshire Terriers and 1 Jack Russell. 2 of the terriers had a puppy who is now 4 years old.

About 18 months ago is when the aggression first started. The youngest "George" will randomly and quickly attack "Charlie" (his dad) for no reason at all, it seems to happen when one of the dogs or human walks into the room he's in. He will lock his teeth round Charlie's ear and won't let go.

We have resorted to putting George in a cage now which has become his permanent residents, but this is not solving the problem as he attacks as soon as you take him out. He rarely goes for Alfie the jack Russell as he is bigger and stronger but as time goes on he is becoming more confident and is going for him. He doesn't go for darcy (the female) at all.

All makes have had the snip and darcy has been spaded too. We have put a muzzle on him but that doesn't stop him attacking, it just makes the jack Russell attack him in defence of the other dogs.

We are at a loss with what to do and feel like the only solution is to give him up, which would be heart breaking as aside from these random attacks, he is a lovely playful dog. I hope you can make ends or tails of that description.

Can you please suggest something we can do?
It feels like drastic measures are needed

Kind regards

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Aug 02, 2012
Aggressive Yorkshire Terrier
by: Anonymous


Believe it or not I'm going through the exact same problem, with my yorky and jack russell, they used to be the best of friends until a week ago when all hell let loose.

I have gone back to basic training giving no attention only on my terms, no cuddles and no eye contact when they ask for attention. I'm crossing my fingers all will be well please comment if you find a solution.

May 26, 2012
Stop Fighting Dogs
by: Adam G. Katz

You need to:

1. Establish yourself as the pack leader.

2. Put the dogs on a "Nothing In Life Is Free" program.

3. Do not leave these dogs together unsupervised.

4. Get the dogs fixed/neutered/spayed.

5. Keep a leash and collar on the dogs, when you're with them-- so that you can start correcting the aggression.

Adam G. Katz is the author of, "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer!" -- which you can find at

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