How do I stop my dog from fence fighting a tiny puppy nextdoor?

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My girl HATES the girl puppy next door and is ripping pieces of the fence of to get to the pup. How the hell do I stop this? She has been in bootcamp training and I have used bitter apple and viniger I even put poopie on the fence where she is ripping the wood off but NOTHING is working….!

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10 Responses to “How do I stop my dog from fence fighting a tiny puppy nextdoor?”

  1. Darci Thompson says:

    You can try all the obedience training in the world. While it may eliminate some of the behavior, chances are it won’t eliminate all of it… If you are the owner of the smaller of the two (or more) dogs fence fighting you MUST put in a second fence in front of the dividing fence. Our little guy was leaning against a 6’wood fence when one of his teeny fingers barely protruded through 1/4 gap between the wood slats. I tried to grab my dog to bring him inside (as I always do when I know the other dog is out) and I couldn’t grab my little guy fast enough. The “well trained” German Shepherd on the other side (who was 2′ from his owner managed to grasp my little guys finger, pull his whole arm through and bite it off. It took the owner what seemed like forever to get her dog to release what was left of our dog’s arm. $1200 unrecoverable dollars later, our dog has 3 legs. The trauma for our family was the worst we have ever been through. The $ is not recoverable because our dog “invaded” the other dog’s yard. PROTECT YOURSELF. Even if you are less than 1′ away from your dog this can happen!!

  2. Liam Smith says:

    The best way to correct an unwanted behavior of your dog is to personally give it basic and obedience training. the training is simple as dogs are fast learners the only thing we need to do is to communicate with them in a method that they can understand. Once your dog have learned to be obedient, you can command it to stop as it attempts to do something you do not like such as attacking other dogs. Eventually your dog will learn not to attack you as it knows that you will be displeased and the last thing a dog would want is to disappoint their owners.

    I recommend that you watch my 2 minute dog trainer video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AnM7Aokd… which will give you useful tips to keep in mind as you train your dog to be obedient and correct its behavior.

    Dogs live to please their owners and taking the time to let your dog understand that through training will be favorable for you and your pet

  3. JenVT says:

    supervise her. don’t allow her out in the yard without direct supervision. you might also try a leash.

  4. Jameson says:

    Shock collar it’s mean yes I know but it will work

  5. Laurel Dunlap says:

    maybe try put her out when the other puppy isn’t

  6. Mia says:

    Your dog is trying to dominate the dog next door. As long as she can see the dog, there’s pretty much nothing you can do. Let me please say do NOT use a shock collar because they are inhumane and can stop the dog’s heart sometimes as well as cause other injuries. If I were you, I’d get some towels and pin them to the fence so there’s no way she can see the dog on the other side. When you groom your dog, collect the fur and spread it on the towels. This will help mask the scent of the neighbor’s dog. If your neighbor is willing, have them put towels on their side of the fence too. If this doesn’t work, maybe move your fence off of theirs so there’s some space in between the two dogs’ territories.

  7. Read More Books! says:

    Bootcamp training? Come on. Please tell me you didn’t send her away, right? Because if you were at a descent training class with her, they would have told you how to handle this. Bitter Apple and vinegar is equally ridiculous for a territorial aggression problem. I guarantee she didn’t even notice it.

    Your dog clearly has socialization issues. Is she spayed? Is the neighbor’s dog spayed? If not, that could be your issue right there. Otherwise, you may never know why your dog has a vendetta against the new puppy, but it’s most likely just being territorial.

    You’re going to have to do this the hard way. You cannot just let your dog out in the yard and keep allowing her to act this way. You have to take control. Take her out on a leash. If she shows any signs of agitation or aggression, take her back inside. When she is calm, praise her and give her a treat (an ENTICING treat, such as boiled chicken) Work slowly, but the key is CONSISTENCY. This behavior needs to stop COMPLETELY and your dog should know it is unacceptable.

    *EDIT* DO NOT yell at her or touch her if/when she is acting aggressively. It’s seem logical at the time, but that will actually ENCOURAGE the behavior making her think that she has something to be nervous about it. You would just be feeding into her anxiety by yelling her. Bad behavior like this should not be tolerated, but it should be ignored. Just remove her from the situation completely. There is no quick fix.

  8. Erica - So many bunny huggers, so little time! says:

    Have you tried actually correcting? When she goes towards the fence, something like clapping really loud with a really loud "AH", a gentle "knee" to the shoulder, or a "bite" with your hand to the shoulder accompanied by a firm "no" would help. Also, when she goes to the fence, give a correction, and take her back inside. Before you let her out, make sure she’s calm and focused on YOU. If you have to correct and take her back in, don’t let her back out until she’s calm. This behavior wont go away so long as you don’t actually correct her. If you start showing her that it’s unacceptable, she should start to get the point.

  9. Edgardo P says:

    just train it search up on you ttube

  10. Kendra says:

    Teach her the "Leave it" command. You can do this my using toys and treats. Take a toy and a pocket of treats, and sit with her on the floor. Roll the toy around on the floor while saying "leave it" clearly. If she goes for the toy, take the toy away. If she leaves the toy alone and just watches it or focuses on you, give her a treat and praise her. Then take this exercise outside and apply it to the area of the fence (or dog) she goes after. Say "LEAVE IT" clearly and sternly if she shows any attention to the puppy/fence. If she leaves it, give her a treat.
    Remember that training takes patience and most of all consistency.
    If this method does not work, I may have a few other ideas if you would like to email me.
    Good Luck!

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