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Postby vetjul » September 27th, 2009, 3:39 pm

Hi everyone,

I have a 4 year old pitty girl I rescued when she was 10 months old. She is very good but can be a tiny bit leash aggressive mostly barking at the other dogs. She does enjoy the dog park and daycare where she can run off leash. Recently we are considering adopting a deaf pitty. I am familiar with working with dogs and know many hand signals already. y girl is a therapy dog and I thought it was good to be able to communicate with her using more then verbal cues. Today we had our first dog to dog meeting with the deaf pit and we introduced them by allowing them to receive treats but they were both in two different rooms that are divided by a gate. This way we could avoid physical altercations. WE brought them close to the fence and reinforced with treats. My girl did really well even though she can be put off by some dogs. The deaf dog tried to gate fight twice but one time walked over to like my dogs face through the fence. We did this for about an hour 1/2 removing the other dog for 5 minutes when ever she tried to gate fight. The foster mom (owns a doggie daycare) says the deaf dog is defensive around other dogs but not all. I realize being deaf she may be more defensive perhaps out of fear but is this something that will subside. I guess I'm concerned about having a dog that will (lack of a better word) attack when ever it sees another dog. I know my girl can be a bit crazier on leash but we have worked around it but is the other dogs lashing out more from just being possible a more aggressive dog OR more because she is deaf. Deaf dog is 1 year and the foster has had her for 1 year.. she is not socialized within the doggie daycare but does interact with one or two of staff dogs. She understand signs and does great with people but is it common for deaf dogs to be this way with other dogs? Just trying to see what I'm up-against and if it i the right fit for our family. thanks
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Postby Marinepits » September 27th, 2009, 5:01 pm

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Postby iluvk9 » September 27th, 2009, 5:15 pm

What?

Okay...I just HAD to say it... :neener:

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Postby Marinepits » September 27th, 2009, 5:53 pm

:shock: Joyce! :lol3:
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Postby madremissy » September 27th, 2009, 7:10 pm

Hello and Welcome :wave2:

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 27th, 2009, 7:19 pm

Welcome! :wave:
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Postby kera09 » September 27th, 2009, 9:43 pm

welcome, pics plzzzzzz :wave2:
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Postby Dog_Shrink » September 28th, 2009, 1:49 am

Since I didn't see this in training yet CanI Just respond here?


**edited by Michelle: no you can't - as was clearly indicated by Jen earlier. Your post has been PM'd to you. You may re-post in the appropriate section when the time comes.


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Postby Marinepits » September 28th, 2009, 7:20 am

Dog Shrink, I clearly stated that this area is for introductions only. Keep it that way.
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Postby maberi » September 28th, 2009, 9:18 am

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