Super aggressive medium sized Blue Heeler

HELP!!!!! My almost 6 month old female Heeler (FeeBee) is very aggressive towards other dogs. Ive had her (a couple oweeks ago) out in a communal, LARGE fenced dog area where she does fair at best if there are 4-5 other dogs. I believe the number of dogs overwhelms her and therefore shes kept her wits otherrwise there probably would have been shear carnage! When faced 1:1 with a dog she lunges, growls, shows teeth and barks. I got her from a super sketchy woman who had several of her siblings along in her car in a Walmart parking lot (just so you can appreciate the sketchiness).
The woman stated she was 8 weeks old.Shes very intelligent but still has accidents in the house. The vet has confirmed age, shes had all vaccinations. Ive had 2 other heelers, not this young but they were the sweetest, smartest dogs!
Ernie is our 2 yr old cat. They play together so nicely but sometimes we do reprimand FeeBee when shes rough but Ernie allows her to grab him by the neck skin and actually lift him up. FeeBee has never injured the cat in all their rough play. She has chased, growled, barked our other cats and that can be very scary but she doesnt "get rough" with the 2 cats (6 in total) who just dont run but dont wanna play. To boot, Im handicapped and have very poor balance and have kept her from other dogs or people thus far but its hairy. ]Oh yeah, shes also people aggressive. I have been able to introduce other dog savvy folks to her and shes somewhat friendly however even that is also becoming an issue. she barks, growls and longes at people. Help!!!

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Become The Pack Leader
by: Online Dog Trainer

Become The Pack Leader

Of all the questions that people ask "how to become the pack leader" is the big one! This is by far the most important question how to convince your dog that you are the person in charge. Think of the pack leader as the decision maker - where you should go on the walk, how to behave in different situations and how to respond to all the strange things that are out there.

When you understand how dogs packs work you soon realize the importance, that pack leader makes all the decisions. If you leave it up to your dog then there a big chance that your dog is going to get something’s very wrong and make a mistake!

In order to understand how to become the pack leader you must first recognize that the following means nothing to a dog….

What car you drive, the size of your house, the money you earn or the fact that you speak languages! Your dog would happily swap all of that for a nice snack!

Asking your dog to sit before her dinner falls a long way short of what you need to be achieving to become the pack leader and walking through doorways is only necessary when your dog is on the lead.

Lastly - dominating your dog is certainly not the way to become the pack leader in fact this can back fire badly on you later on if you teach your dog that physical strength is what it is all about. Whilst you may force your dog into submission it will not be convincing your dogs mind that you are worthy of the position and that you should become the pack leader only that you are a bit of a bully.

So how do you become the pack leader? All dogs worldwide, regardless of breed use the same ways to check to establish the pack leader. The best way to learn about how to put it into practice is to watch it being done on video as I have done through one of the video based web sites. The important areas to take control in are the following:

The pack leader will be in total calm control when your dog barks and alerts you to danger. This includes anything that your dog may perceive as dangerous and barks at in and around the propertyOn the walk your dog should not pull you at a single stage, even the beginning! Learning to walk your dog properly can only really be learnt through video as I have found out!

If you are the pack leader then your dog should be able to relax and switch off completely inside the house. If your dog is always switched on most of the time and can’t relax then that is your dog on pack leader duty!

Getting your dog to switch off is directly connected to how you meet and greet your dog after your return home. You need to watch it on video it is so subtle but it is the difference between being the pack leader or the follower.

Lastly, feeding your dog correctly will establish who is the pack leader and there is much more to it than asking your dog to sit! Also if you have a dog that is "not food motivated" then you may be in for a surprise!

There is one site that shows you – using video – exactly how to become the pack leader and how crucial it is to changing any behavioral issue.

If you want to understand more about this topic or see the videos that explain everything then simply take a look at:
 The Online Dog Trainer here.

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