pitbullmamaliz wrote:That's a dumb way to break up a fight as well - that poor dog should've bitten him as he was being dragged around by his back legs.
It's shown here:
Now I know there are some self-proclaimed dog trainers out there who promote the wheelbarrow method to breaking up a fight. I've always dismissed it because it just seems like such a bad idea. All I can envision, whether it makes sense or not, is my dog whipping around to try and take a chunk out of me as I bend down to grab his back legs during a fight. So anyway, yes, I've just always dismissed it as a bad idea but I've never really known exactly why, although I can guess.
So why is this a bad idea?
What methods have worked for you? Do you think these are good methods or just something that works for your household??
I've never had a true dogfight at my house. Just snarkfests that are easily broken up with me bellowing out "AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!"
My mom's house is quite a different story. When Molly went after Mojo, she was 100% serious about it. And while Mojo doesn't want to fight her, when she latched on, he was pretty serious about defending himself. I had to break up one of those fights and it was not fun. I did end up kicking the crap out of Molly (yes I feel bad about it now but did not at the time, I just wanted her OFF) and one kick was enough to lift her up by my foot so I could grab her collar while Mojo scampered away. Luckily Mojo was not 100% serious because while I did have a hold of Molly and she was still losing it, Mojo was quite happy to escape her. Had he wanted to go back in, I would have been at a loss as my mom isn't very much help in this department. And yes, they are now on strict crate and rotate.