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  • Spanking beating border collie dog

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    04-12-2010, 09:23 AM
Usually dogs that chase livestock end up attacking livestock... Either get rid of the dog or the pig ..Or separate them..Or one day your going to come home to a dead pig....
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    04-12-2010, 02:58 PM
Honestly, my best advice would be get ahold of the dog when it goes after the other animals and give it a BIG kick. Lol. Seriously! Last year my dad found our Border collie walking around with a dead chicken in her mouth and gave her a beating, and she's never touched a chicken since. She chases them, but doesn't hurt them.
    04-12-2010, 05:18 PM
Originally Posted by ilyTango    
Honestly, my best advice would be get ahold of the dog when it goes after the other animals and give it a BIG kick. Lol. Seriously! Last year my dad found our Border collie walking around with a dead chicken in her mouth and gave her a beating, and she's never touched a chicken since. She chases them, but doesn't hurt them.
Hope it wasn't too big of a beating but a Border collie is one of the smartest breeds and would learn not to eat the chicken a pit bull on the other hand might not learn from a beating. Anyway after it has killed something the damage is done.
    04-12-2010, 05:40 PM
Lol, no, it wasn't too bad of a beating. Enough so she learned to never touch a chicken again. But yeah, you're right churumbeque. I forgot that BCs are so much smarter than the other breeds. A Rottie might not get the point.
    04-12-2010, 05:53 PM
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Call a dog trainer!

Beating or kicking a dog is not humane, neither is an improperly used shock collar. Shock collars are something that should be used as a last resort and only by someone who knows what they are doing.

Just like horses, dogs need proper training especially because aggression won't be limited to just your pig, it just escalates and you don't know who will be next, you? Your friends? The mailman? None of whom you want a large dog going after.
    04-12-2010, 05:55 PM
Im not able to fence off the pig right now. Im trying to move but plan to have an area just for him once I do move.

Duke only goes into the yard to go potty. So its not like I leave him out side and will come home to a dead pig. Even when he's outside he hates being out there for more then 10 mins. And like I've said before it was all fine with the pig and dog until I came into the picture. Or im outside with the pig and duke is inside.

There is a HUGE differance between kicking a border collie around. And beating a 200lb rottie or even a 60lb pitbull. Duke isnt a pit bull, theres a big differance between the two breeds. Rottweilers were bred to pull the butchers carts in the middle ages. After that they were used to gaurd flocks or herd with the italian mastiffs. Im NOT giving my dog an excuse for his behavior. I've done a lot of research before I had decided to buy a rottie. My grandpa owned some, I've shown dogs, breed dogs, I've been raised in the dog world. I've never heard of them just changing and attacking for no reason. I agree that there are bad blood lines and that can cause bad tempers...Its not like their brain shuts off and they start biting people.

Im still going to try to tie him up and wait until he calms down when im with the pig to reward him and let him off the line and go back into the house. I'll do this every day for hours until its worked out and if not. Then i'll re-home the dog
    04-12-2010, 06:05 PM
No offense at all intended,travlingypsy and Delfina, but it's not "kicking the dog around". I'm not trying to be snooty or b****y, but it's not like we kick the dog and abuse it daily. If the fact that we use physical punishment on our dog for killing one of our livestock offends some people, ok fine, but we're not going to just sit by and let it keep happening. The dog sustained no injury, and it also taught her a lesson-it's not like she was mercilessly abused.
    04-12-2010, 06:25 PM
I didnt mean that you had abused your dog. But I have no problem with kicking a dog off another animal in a fight. With Rotties they build up a pain tolerance I spanked duke when he was younger. Now if I spank him as hard as I can it doesnt phase him one bit. That doesnt mean that I spanked the crap out of him when he was younger just a few swats if he pee'd or whatever. But they have a higher pain tolerance then other breeds. So pain isnt a good punishment for rotties, I don't think it gives them that "uh-oh im in trouble" feeling.
    04-12-2010, 06:34 PM
OH I see. I wasn't clear on that :) But apart from doing what you were talking about-rewarding him for being calm around the pig-I'm at a loss as to what you could do. I've only had three dogs in my life, and none of them Rottweilers or any other type of large, aggressive breed lol
    04-12-2010, 06:36 PM
Does your dog still have his manly bits? Getting him cut could help, also if you see him winding the pig up ect id say smack him then ignore him and concentrate on the pig, if he does it again then repeat until he behaves himself then reward him for his good behavior.

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