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Guard dog mode

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by sleeth21, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. sleeth21

    sleeth21 Pup

    Few times when i let my 7 month old apbt out to pee at night, and he sees someone he well run at them then just bark and harass them. He will never bite or anything.
  2. 6sN7s

    6sN7s Top Dog

    cool story bro

    you keep him on a leash?
  3. sleeth21

    sleeth21 Pup

    yes except when i let him out to pee. have control over him in the day even if he sees someone, but at night different story
  4. bgblok68

    bgblok68 CH Dog

    Not Good...
  5. HighCoastHiker

    HighCoastHiker Top Dog

    Well,......that's some responsible shit and positive PR right there.
  6. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Top Dog

    Nice responsible ownership lol
  7. AGame

    AGame CH Dog

    Always keep the damn dog on a leash dont let someone get bit because your to damn lazy to put a leesh on at night and take the dog out to piss
  8. BoogiemanBlood

    BoogiemanBlood Premium Member Premium Member

    Right on! Especially since the dog doesn't seem to like people. smh
  9. blackcloud

    blackcloud Big Dog

    That's an accident waiting to happen! He never bites....YET!

    This is a prime example of why the majority should not own this breed!
  10. dickdog

    dickdog Pup

    have to agree , even if its a pup put that pup on a lead are breed all ready has trouble dont need no more ......some folks just dont get it and think its cool if they show bad traits ,,,,
  11. sleeth21

    sleeth21 Pup

    does any body have any actually advise and how to work with this issue. Yes its my fault for not having him on the leash that easy to fix , but i want to know how to get him to relax and night and not be alarmed.
  12. popow

    popow Pup

    some have bad eye sight and are on over drive due to useing other senses.One of my favorites wood freak out at knight when I was around a camp fire, she could only see a bout a 10''. she would just spin in a circle looking for all the sounds she could hear.Good luck
  13. bgblok68

    bgblok68 CH Dog

    Look down low behind the left ear for the off/on switch. Take the advice and keep him on a leash. He's being a pup. Be glad he dont tuck his tail and run. Maybe some trainers on here will give you some tips on training him. You might be able to train him to stop after hes been alarmed but i'm willing to bet chances are you'll never get him to ignore it. Thats what most dogs do. They bark at things. If its a hassle to put him on a leash you could probably trade him for a cat. Never heard of anyone getting in trouble for a cat not being on a leash.
  14. doginhold

    doginhold Top Dog

    It´s quite common within Teenager dogs that they have an "alert-phase" in which they try out what they can do!
    It´s like someones passing by in the dark and he in fact is a little afraid but tries to overplay it in trying to impress the stranger!
    This could end in a bad behavior as he in his eyes will have success at it as the stranger "flees" by just keep walking on!

    So what can you do about it?

    First of all confine him on a leash!

    Second try to get his attention onto something else, would it be something to play or a little snack!
    Don´t escalate the situation within being harsh or aggressive toward your dog as this would cause more upset and would give a negative result either in making him shy or overly aggressive!

    See my youngsters tend to do this on a walk outside too even with strange things that they didn´t notice on their daily walk! As for Garbage cans etc......

    If they start to growl or bark at something I just use to walk up there! Please don´t do this with unprepared humans!!!!!!
    But if it is about strange things the most common reaction is, a few steps away they stop barking or growling and let you discover the strange stuff first! LOL!!!!

    SO make him confident by introducing him to this "stranger" and everything is fine!

    Hope my english is good enough to explain what I mean! LOL!!!!!
  15. sleeth21

    sleeth21 Pup

    Thanks for the help. Think what I might start to do is go for more walks at night in areas where people are bound to be and practice what you said
  16. KamiKaze

    KamiKaze Pup

    Get yourself a 30 ft lead from the Petstore $18.99. It'll hold up just fine. This way.. you can be lazy n stay inside or whatever it is you do while hes doin his business. And still have control over him.
  17. PitDawg

    PitDawg Big Dog

    Hmmm. Is it gonna take an attack on a human or dog to make you put a leash on it?????????
  18. PitDawg

    PitDawg Big Dog

    On a leash right???!!!???
    Dogs are protective of their home...you can't make him not want to protect it.
  19. the.peon

    the.peon Top Dog

    I would shoot your dog in it's fucking cranium if it ran up on me or me and my family.
  20. gh32

    gh32 Premium Member Premium Member

    Not much more can be said other than leash the dog.Other than that,correct him for the bad behavior,but still leash him.It'll be protecting you and the dog both.

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