Boston/English Bulldog female is aggressive to other dogs

by Patricia

My Boston/Bull mix has a problem with dominance aggression towards other dogs, mainly female to date. She tolerates males, but if it's a female then she goes after them, she has ended up on the losing end more than once, but continues to do this. Her stance becomes that of a dominant dog and then she attacks. I also have a problem getting her to come back to me when I exercise her off the leash. If I call her she goes in the opposite direction, but if I tell her to stay she will stay put until I get to her and put the leash on. Because of her behavior I have to exercise her alone in a fenced off area. She is 4 years old.

Please help me stop her behavior as I have a submissive female terrier that she has taken to picking on occasionally for no reason at all. She can be very aloof and prefers to stay by herself rather than with my other 2 dogs, but will come for attention from me and all is fine as long as the other 2 wash her and fuss over her too.

I need to stop her behavior as I want her to be a part of the group.

Thank You

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May 18, 2013
Teach your dog to walk on a loose leash
by: Adam G. Katz

"You're going to want to give her a motivational correction-- but not one that's too motivational, otherwise there is a the possibility of her becoming defensive. I detail how to do this more explicitly in my "Secrets" book."

1. Teach your dog to walk on a loose leash around all distractions. If she's on a loose leash, she cannot be paying attention to you and the other dog at the same time. It's either one or another, and if the leash is loose, then she has to watch you because she cannot FEEL from the tension in the leash, where you are.

2. You'll need to learn how to give a motivational correction, so that she clearly understands that this behavior is unacceptable. If she already knows that it's unacceptable, then the issue is that your correction is not firm enough, or you're not using the proper training collar (or it isn't fitted correctly!)

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