Agressive dog and livestock
Im a bit ticked off at my stupid dog right now! I have a 2 year old Rottweiler. Had him since he was 6weeks old so he's been raised with this pot belly pig. Recently Duke has gotten agressive towards the pig. I don't understand why, nothing has changed. Yesterday I was outside in the yard Duke was with me so was my other dog (chihuahua) I was petting the pig and Duke was doing circles around me and the pig. Nothing to big of a deal but really annoying so I made him laydown.
Of course the pig is a prey animal and he doesnt like it when there is to much going on around him or he freaks out and runs away. He's also been attacked by my other dog. But only when he's snuck into the house, Duke has also went after the pig when he came inside. But otherwise the dogs are fine going into the same yard. Right now we only have one yard for the dogs and pig.
Just a little bit ago I went out side with a small box. The pig was there at the glass door. I let Duke out first before I went out. Sexy (the pig) was getting nervous and making that grunting noise at the box and checking it out. My stupid dog went after him taking a mouthful of hair. Thank god sexy is fast! But I went after duke and chased him off cursing at him.
I REALLY hate it when dogs go after livestock specially when they are pets, It different when its cattle. But jeez!
Oh also if I leave Duke inside while I go outside and the pig is there. He freaks out barking like a ****** and jumping on the glass door! Could it be that he thinks sexy is a threat to me? Or he is jelous? But even then he just pushes his way to get my attention when im not giving it.
Any ideas on how to fix this? I will not shoot my dog, please don't breed discriminate against rotties, I've known many who are good farm dogs. If I can't fix the problem or it gets worse I will consider re-homing him, but would rather not. I really want a happy co-existing house hold :(
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