dogtvcom wrote:No, actually, I'm quite proud of it. It amused me and amusement is important in this world of increasingly no fun.
What???? You were amused by seeing video of your dogs "fighting"?
Here's the thing about 97% of "dog experts." They are stone cold stiff and boring. I was watching a chew toy video review by this "Adam Katz" guy the other day and he rambles on like a drone for minutes talking about chew toys and shows a dog for about 20 seconds in the video.
And then I look at my recent chew toy videos. Now this is how to do a chew toy review video!
What does that have to do with dog fights? It seems to me that you can't get anyone to watch your videos, so you come onto message boards for self-promotion.
But in that video, besides the chew toy being ripped apart eventually, is the relationship now, 5-6 months later between Jackie and Kwame. And it's great.
I'm sorry. You haven't "cured" your dog of being DA. You really can't do that. You can manage them, you can work with them, but you can never really trust them together unsupervised...especially since you have stated that Kwame has a long history of aggression. Even though this didn't really look like a fight to me, I agree with other posters that you set the poor puppy up. Not to say that you purposely had it attacked, but that you were dumb enough to allow it to happen in the first place.
Yes, there have been a couple more tifs, but by NOT AVOIDING THE ISSUE, it helps me find out what the issue is. It helps me crystalize the causes of aggression.
Again...huh? What exactly is the issue? How do you get to an issue by purposely pushing a dog past its threshold? How is being attacked good for the dog on the receiving end? You basically admit here that you want such fights to happen. That makes me
By not being afraid of dog fights, I can let them happen and figure out why and then know what to worry about and what not to worry about and not have to walk around on egg shells all the time.... I know you all think (well, he doesn't know anything about pitbulls) I know dogs. and pitbulls are dogs.
Again, I fail to see how this is helpful at all. If you can't figure out ahead of time what is going to set your dog off without having it fight, then that is YOUR problem. Don't put dogs in a dangerous situation for your own ego trip. Even if you think you are so perfect that you can always intervene before someone gets physically hurt, what good is it doing the dogs to be able to display aggressive behavior or be on the receiving end of snarling and snapping?
Kwame Brown is a great, great dog. But he's a dog. A dog is essentially a wild animal that lives in our houses. That's what most people who have problems with dogs fail to understand as a baseline idea.
THEY ARE DOMESTICATED. Dogs are not the same as wolves. Yes, they have some natural instincts, etc. If you really had a wild dog on your hands, you wouldn't have a face anymore.
Some of you may look at that dog and think there's something wrong with him. I don't. I simply figure out how to adapt that wild animal into living into a human household. That's really what dog training is. Some are more wild than others and he definitely is. No problem. He's also an AWESOME watchdog.
But he's not randomly vicious.
I can't even...begin...
There are certain things and situations that set him off, and this video helped crystalize one thing for me. He hates to see another dog being rewarded for training. He loves to learn things and be trained himself and when he sees another dog being trained, especially with a rawhide stick (which is what I was using in that video) he goes berserk and attacks. The other thing is of course meat.
Are you a F***ing moron? You need to let dogs attack one another to figure out that one dog is going to get jealous of another dog with a bone or meat and attention? Especially one that has shown aggression previously? What you are practicing is animal cruelty.
Well, you might think Okay, let's avoid training Jackie Brown in front of Kwame Brown. Let's keep them separated! Let's not let them in the yard together!
Of Course Not!
You do exactly that thing that makes him go berserk and you get it under control, but you develop a plan first and and you acclimatize him slowly to the idea that the world doesn't revolve totally around him at all times.
But that's not important right now.
Isn't that your entire hypothesis and reason for posting?
What's important is this. I knew that the reaction to my video would be primarily negative, (only read a few so far) and I also figured there would be a few people who secretly loved it but would be afraid to say so.
Loved what? A puppy being exposed to an aggressive dog in a situation where the dog has shown aggression in the past, followed by a snarling spat, and you trying to pull the dog off? What is someone supposed to love about that? I know that no one here has trouble speaking their mind, controversial or not. You are delusional.
As stated that wasn't a "how to" video for you all to follow and emulate. It's a video from someone who has a lot of experience breaking up dog fights between 70-100 lb dogs, and who has learned how to do it without getting himself or the dogs injured.
If you have gotten to the point where you've had the experience of breaking up lots of dog fights, the only thing it indicates is that you have no idea what you are doing and no understanding of how to manage dogs. I mean, how is it that you happen to find yourself in that situation so often?