I have a 5 yr golden retriever who recently ran thru invisible fence to attack/bite new neighborhood dogs. ?

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He is wonderful with my 2yr and 4yr old girls and people in general, doesn’t attack the person walking the dog just the dog. Three months ago we got a 10 month rescue lab mix who gets along great with him. The golden has done this twice since we got the other dog. Help?

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    6 Responses to “I have a 5 yr golden retriever who recently ran thru invisible fence to attack/bite new neighborhood dogs. ?”

    1. nonof y says:

      Yes, They will do that and they’ll take quite a shock, but still do it. In his mind those dogs are a danger to his property–he must protect two little girls and a puppy. I had the same trouble with my English Setter, and she was a real loveable dog. If you don’t have the time to train him to obey the commands of not to leave his yard, an obedience school probably would be the only answer.

    2. Honeybelle says:

      I have 2 suggestions:

      1. Put up a solid fence. Invisible fences have their uses but if a dog is going fast enough and with determination they will go straight through – as yours did, but will often not return through it meaning your dog is on the wrong side of safety.

      2. He is 5 but you could still try obedience training with socialisation in mind. Another thought – is he neutered? If not, this can cause dog aggressive behaviour.

    3. stlbluesgirl7 says:

      you need to socialize him with other dogs. dog training classes are great for this. goldens aren’t normally dog aggressive, so its probably that she wasn’t socialized while she was growing up.

    4. Kristin B © says:

      After this happened the first time, tell me… Why didn’t you put up a REAL fence?!

    5. storm says:

      he was being territorial and determined

    6. Lyn. says:

      i’m sure if the neighbors dog looked like this he wouldn’t of bothered..

      http://www.synthstuff.com/mt/archives/ugly-dog.jpg

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