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Aggression towards puppies?


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Hi!

I've had this issue with Odin since he entered puberty; he's sort of aggressive towards young puppies - but ONLY husky & malamute puppies. He gets along fine with small dogs when off leash in the dog park, but once a husky or mal puppy comes in I have to chase him around to make sure he doesn't hurt it.

The first 'greeting' he does towards the puppy would be to run straight to it, wrestle a bit then bite the neck. The puppy was terrified and crying and he still won't leave it alone. It's scary to look at and scary for the puppy owner too. He'll growl and try to pin the puppy down, and bare his teeth when I pull him away. He'll go back to chasing and biting the puppy's neck if I let him go.

It seems like he's turned into a playground bully and I'm really concerned about it. How do I correct this behavior? We don't always meet husky or mal puppy during our visit to the park so I have only few chances to correct him so I need to do it right.

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3 hours ago, BingBlaze n Skyla said:

Sounds like it could be him being overly dominant then , neutering can help that

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I guess that's possible. Thanks! Let's hope neutering fix that behavior.

2 hours ago, Rachael_Astro said:

It's odd that he only does it with a couple of breeds! Has he had pups himself?


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I know right! He's never done it to any other breed. No, he's only turned 1 year old recently :)

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He sounds like he is trying to dominant the breeds. Most dogs have a Hierarchy but huskies and Malamutes are really the only two breeds that establish it that I've ever seen. Huskies are very territorial he probably is feeling that the other husky puppy or adult is stepping on his territory. Fixing him might help a little bit :-)

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On 9/25/2017 at 9:51 AM, Markie said:

He sounds like he is trying to dominant the breeds. Most dogs have a Hierarchy but huskies and Malamutes are really the only two breeds that establish it that I've ever seen. Huskies are very territorial he probably is feeling that the other husky puppy or adult is stepping on his territory. Fixing him might help a little bit :-)

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On 9/27/2017 at 1:09 AM, ARMANI & ALINAH said:

I agree. Also, keep trying to work with them. I have to do that with my two. But I think they'll both fight to be the "dominator." I think ALINAH is winning against ARMANI LOL!

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Thanks, I'm planning to fix him this month. So, fingers crossed that'll end this behavior :)

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