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Went to see my friend today who has two older dogs (8 and 6) they have met before but when weve been walking (Buddy was kept on a long lead they were off lead).

Anyway the older one was growling alot so my friend put him on the lead then 5mins later he went for Buddy (Buddy was whimpering but un hurt from what i can see).We were unsure why it happened and i was thinking was it because we were on his territory?? he also has had some health problems lately so we wonder if that added to the problem??

Must say it scared me (and Buddy!)
 

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what were both dogs doing, how were you walking them, was buddy alowed to weeve infrount of the older dog. was the older dog aloud to weave about?
 

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Went to see my friend today who has two older dogs (8 and 6) they have met before but when weve been walking (Buddy was kept on a long lead they were off lead).

Anyway the older one was growling alot so my friend put him on the lead then 5mins later he went for Buddy (Buddy was whimpering but un hurt from what i can see).We were unsure why it happened and i was thinking was it because we were on his territory?? he also has had some health problems lately so we wonder if that added to the problem??

Must say it scared me (and Buddy!)
Give him a good check over Donna puncture wounds can be had to find as they don't always bleed a lot, but damage under the skin can quickly lead to infection. Run your hands all over him feel for swelling and lumps parting his hair as well.... hope he's ok..****
 

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oh poor thing! it might be the older 1 putting the youngster in its place, next time you meet up you'll probably be fine. some older dogs are just grumpy!
 

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We were at friends house in garden Buddy was off lead and jumping around as usual (hes very bouncy when excited) mainly around the others dogs face my friend had hold of the other dog.
Thanks **** ive had a look but i think hes fine
 

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then no wonder the dog snapped. it should have been buddy that was being held back and the older dog who was given a bit of space. if the other dog is already growling at the pup then take the worning, take buddy away and let him play with the other dog.


Echo does not like exitable dogs in her face, but you can blame the dog that is on lead if the dog on lead is in their bubble.
 

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Thnaks Kendal,they were both off lead but when he started growling my friend grabbed him and put the lead on,i said i thought it was because Buddy was so in his face but as a pup thats what hes like ,it always worrys me how excited he gets when he meets dogs and hes always greeting nose to nose (which i know pups do) but he does started jumping and licking their faces etc.
 

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yeah pup get themselves into bother like that, it up to you to take controle of the situation and decide no i can see where this is going. dogs going face to face can exelerate into confrontataion. so at the first signe of a growl you need to teach him he needs to back off.


get them out walking together on lead in the same direction. keep and ower between the dogs, ie if dogs are bothe walkd on your left then if you walk side by side the order will be owner, dog owner dog.

but you need to teach him now that jumping in another dogs face is not how he should greet other dogs.

to a nervose agresive dog his bouncy confidance could be seen as confrontatonal and espetaly when the dog is on lead he has no choice but to react as he cant back away from the situation.
 

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Thanks ,its hard as im new to all this must say im always in two minds what you do when you see other dogs ,i always ask if the dog is friendly but Buddys sooooo friendly he is always jumping up all over the other dogs we meet ,some are ok with it but alot have snapped back at him but it dosnt seem to stop him doing the same next time we meet a dog.
 

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Poor Buddy he's an adventurous little pup.Mable was always submissive but if she got more excited she'd be right in the dogs faces near their mouths, the other owners would often be telling their dogs to be good but I'd say that if she carries on she'll get told off... although she was never bitten.
 

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Poor Buddy, so glad he is ok. Huge hugs to you both xxxx
 

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Hi Donna. Poor Buddy. So glad he's ok. I know exactly how you feel as Luna was, to be quite frank, almost killed by our Auntie's wolf cross. It was the most horrific experience but thankfully she's fine and the next day we took her out to meet other dogs to ensure she hadn't developed a fear of dogs (she's still her excited friendly self - phew!). We'll compare stories on 18th!!! But you have my sympathy. We learn from these experiences...
 

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Hi Donna,
I hope Buddy is ok. Something similar happened to Obi when he was younger and he was quite submissive for a while after that and just spent most of his time lying down on his back or running as fast as he could to get away but he is fine now and happily greets and plays with bigger dogs. I'm sure Buddy will be fine. Keep socialising him as much as you can.

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Scary stuff, isn't it? Like Buddy, Rocky thinks any dog and any person is there simply to love him and play with him. He jumps all over other dogs (& people) all the time. Like you, I always ask the owner if their dog will tolerate an excitable puppy first...but I take him to obedience training exactly for this. I don't take him to learn, he does just fine at home...I take him to ensure he is mixing with other dogs in a controlled environment as I'm sure his enthusiasm will get him into trouble if he doesn't learn appropriate greeting soon. x
 

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Thanks guys,i suppose its all a learning curve ,i must admit i always thought all dogs were friendly and love meeting other dogs but im going to be alot more cautious from now on.
 

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Donna, Rufus was exactly the same as a young pup. He has always been a confident dog and we used to call him an adrenaline junkie as he was so 'in your face' with other dogs and adored it when they chased him. He especially loved a pack of 3 German Shepherd dogs that we came across on a regular basis! :eek::eek::eek:
It took Rufus a while to approach other dogs in a more appropriate way but he did get there. Just keep a close eye on Buddy as, as others have said, some dogs are very intolerant of puppies. It will do him good if he is 'told off' a few times as long as it is just a growl and no contact ...... that's where you need to keep a close eye on proceedings.... I used to want Rufus to be told off so that he would learn.
You're doing a great job with Buddy. Well done. :)

Karen xx
 

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I cant believe it ive just walked my daughter to the bus stop and on my way back my neighbours dog ran out of their house straight upto Buddy and Buddy was jumping as usual (i pulled him back and said no) but the dog went for him!!! So thats twice in two days :eek:
Im confused should i just stop him greeting other dogs?? I didnt think he was being that bad and like i said i pulled him away but the dog still went for him
 
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