|Barked: Fri Jul 24, '09 9:26am PST |
|So, I posted here a few weeks ago about my bf's sister's dog. His grandmother took in her dog, an APBT and he was very fearful/aggressive. If it helps to read the whole story, I couldn't figure out how to link my previous post. But it is in this forum, on the second page, near the bottom titled, Help I need advice.
So, we have been on a mission to expose him to new things (safely) and begin training him with the clicker. All this is going very well, he has learned sit, lay, stay (sort of) and he is responding much quicker when I ask him to come. Here's the problem.
The other day my bf's grandmother let her cats out, then accidentally let Simon out. He attacked and killed one of the cats. Training wise, is there anything we can do?! It was quite awful; apparently he shook the cat until her neck snapped. I know this is prey drive (i think, correct me if I'm wrong) and I know my dog has it too, but she never does it with the cats, they play together safely when they are together. This is beyond my experience. (Actually, this whole situation is beyond my experience, but either we help him or he leads a lonely, fearful life with the grandmother).
In short, what do I do? Nothing? Just make sure they are never together again? I'm asking here, because I have no experience with a dog this energetic and focused and I'm just trying so hard to do the right thing for Simon.
Edited by author Fri Jul 24, '09 9:29am PST
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