help. my gsd attacks other dogs
Hey people. Ive grew up with gsd's and rottweilers as a kid so have experience in large breed dogs. I have my wife and 3 children ages 5, 9 & 12. So I decided to have a look for a puppy gsd. A working line straight back gsd. So I found a good breeder and picked my 13 week old male pup with a great bloodline. Mother and farther were in Germany as police dogs then imported to Britain as security dogs. When I got him home I tought him tricks where he is in the pecking order in my household. I socialized him with people, children and dogs. He loves children could run around a field with 20 children happy as Larry. But when he was a pup on several times he kept getting attacked by other dogs really badly. And now that hes older, bigger and stronger any dog he sees he wants to attack it. Just turns into a different dog and goes crazy. So I had to muzzle him and then one day he saw another dog in the next field and bang he was gone charging towards this other dog. If it wasn't for that muzzle he would of killed the poor thing. Im thinking that its because he was attacked as a puppy he sees other dogs as a threat. Also my friend has just got a puppy lab and I was thinking of putting a muzzle on my gsd and hold the pup in my arms so my dog can get the cent of it then each day bit by bit let them get closer so hopefully my gsd sees its not a threat. Any suggestions would be great. Simon..