marisalee105: Bullmastiff attacked my Siberian Husky?
We were at a park, and My Sibe saw a fully grown male Bullmastiff, and he was completely fine, minding his own business, and when he came near her, she attacked him, and he just wanted to play with her. So, he circled her a few times, and then she started fighting with him, and I lost grip of the retractable leash. It was locked, and so it was a little bit long, but when I tried to grab it, it gave me a really bad burn on my hand. Is there an explanation for her behavior? She is fully trained, and she listens to me when I call her, but while this incident happened, I called her name, and she didn't come. I was wondering if it had anything to do with socialization, but I'm not sure for her behavior. She is 3 years old, and she is spayed, but I wonder what aroused her to act like that. Does anyone have any idea what caused her behavior, and how to stop it??
P.S. Whenever we open the front door, she runs out and doesn't come back for about 2 hours. I give her 2 hr. runs twice a day, and so I know she gets enough exercise, but is there any way to stop her from acting like that?
The mastiff was minding his own business, and when he came near my sibe, she attacked him. He wasn't doing anything. He lived in the apartments next to the park, and so she was used to other dogs there.
I do have a harness on her at all times, and she had it on when she attacked the mastiff, but when I pull it, she acts like she isn't listening to me.
I had the leash as close as it could come to me. She was about four feet in front
I had the leash as close as it could come to me. She was about four feet in front of me.
She was the one that made the first move, but he finished the fight. Once she got him going, it was all out. They were both attacking each other, but she was doing most of the fighting. He was just being defensive.
Her previous owner told me that she doesn't like dogs that are bigger than her, so I wonder if that had anything to do with it as well.
Answers and Views:
Answer by CC
Well if your dog was minding its own business and that dog just charged at yours then an unsocialized dog shouldnt be there.
Whats going to happen the day a little kid wants to pet the dog and the dog attacks the kid.
Where was the owner when this happend
Seeing as your dog didnt care about the dog she could have been protecting you when the dog charged at her she was being protective
Answer by Big Brown
Watch Cesar Millan. I think your dog is very dominant and hasn't been socialized well.
Answer by jenniliz
you should never let a dog out to just run-- you don't know what kind of trouble she is getting in to-- fighting, eating things she shouldn't, attacking people, getting hit by a car, etc---
dogs sometimes just don't like other dogs, or there is something about the other dog that sets the dog off--- regardless of where you are you should never let your dog approach another dog-- talk about a recipe for disaster-- your lucky the mastiff didn't kill your dog--
you need to put your dog on a leash and harness or choke collar-- do not use a retractable leash, sometimes they don't lock, and it gives the dog too much freedom and gives you very little control--- if you are unable to control the dog, then you need to let her run in a fenced yard or have someone that can certainly hold on to her or the leash when she decides to take off
Answer by laciebrooke
She needs more training...also the title of your question says a Bullmastiff attacked your dog but it sounds to me like your dog attacked a BullMastiff....I suggest throwing out the retractable lead and getting a better lead...also a shorter leash...letting a dog run ahead of you lets it think its in a higher level in the pack then you
Answer by Bad Co.
A husky is somewhat like a wolf. I'd say it's the call of the wild. I had a husky once when I was a teenager. We had to give her away because we would find her up in a off ground rabbit pen killing the rabbits. She would be scrunched up in that little pen. Its a sight I will never forget. She was completely fine with humans and a great dog, she would actually eat her way into that pen and never showed any other signs of aggression, I believe its a natural instinct that some dogs just can't be trained out of. Good Luck with this matter.
Answer by john n
i have mentioned many times on here that female dogs are a lot more dominent as they get older with other dogs especilly other females. they will size each other up and all of a sudden the fight starts with just a little sniff or snarl. my border collie is like this and a few other females rotties, shepards and labs have all been involved in a tussle when not expected. i would not let her run loose since she might get hurt or injure another animal, and once they show a little aggression it doesn't take much to get them going. they get one thing in their mind and will not listen until the fight is on.my b c will get pretty bossy with my males too but i scold her and tug her neck or give her nose a squeeze to settle her down. i keep a muzzle handy when i walk her just in case we run into other people walking their dogs. show her ur disaproval if she acts up again and put the muzzle on her. keep working with her to change her attitude and hopefully u will be able to get a handle on it. good luck
Answer by berner mom
I'm confused...Your Sibe attacked a Mastiff???
Or the Mastiff attacked your Sibe???
A well bred Sibe LOVES everyone and everything (except mice, squirrels etc). But if they are threatened, they WILL take up for themselves.
''but while this incident happened, I called her name, and she didn't come''''
No, because they are focused on WHAT is going on NOT you.
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