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Why does my dog not like bigger dogs?

Author : Annie

Submitted : 2018-02-24 15:10:37    Popularity:     

Tags: dog  bigger  dogs  

So I have a westie jack Russell terrier mix and he is friendly to everyone and did his size but for some reason is scared or doesn't like bigger ones. He is about five years old now and when he was younger he use to love to run with the big dogs so no

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Training. You start with the basic training and then do desensitizing training relating to larger dogs.

little dog syndrome

It may not just be the big dogs. The dog is a terrier mix and terriers have what is known as "Little dog syndrome". They think they are big dogs and many can and are dog aggressive to dogs they were not raised with, and some they were raised with. Your dog is NOT afraid, he is territorial. His home, you, your car, etc are HIS territory and he doesn't want any other dog near them. Unfortunately as well is the fact that terriers are not afraid to attack other dogs, no matter how much larger they are.

It doesn't have to like any dogs, regardless of size and/or gender, your responsibility to keep not only your dog as well as all others safe from harm by whatever means necessary, as well as anyone else that approaches your dog.

Poorly bred dogs are often, genetically deficient nerve bags, genetic determines their temperament, genetics can't be changed, only somewhat controlled by an experienced/knowledgeable owner.

If this is a recent behavioral change take him to a vet, to rule out any possible medical issues, once medically cleared, keep safe as well as all others that may come in contact with him. Perhaps have your vet recommend a reputable trainer/behaviorist to guide you properly on how to accomplish this.



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