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Thread: Whats the best way to break up a dog fight?

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    Default Whats the best way to break up a dog fight?

    I had some guys working and they called and said two of the three dogs of the client were fighting and blood was everywhere.
    Some how they seperated them before I could get there.
    I have a agressive male and have had to walk between him and another male before when they were in fight mode.
    Luckily owner said it wasnt the worst he has seen. But we do have to build him a dog house now

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    Usually you can grab their back legs and pull apart. This Leerburg video is pretty good:

    https://www.facebook.com/video/video...52039680160107
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    There is no good way! LOL. I was goose hunting a few weeks back and brought my young Lab male out on his second hunt. He was staked out because I was alone and could not handle the call dog and gun all at once and if he did have the notion to break he couldn't. Off to my right a few hundred yards was another group of hunters whose dog didnt like the fact that we were there. The short is that a well placed foot with a yell will can be a good distraction. BTW the other guy was apologetic and thanked me for breaking up the fight.

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    I have never had the oppurtunity to try but have often thought turnining on the water hose and spraying them would work.

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    The one closest to landing in the pool got pushed in. No worries she well knew how to swim to the steps and out.
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    Honestly, the best way to break up a dog fight is to never let it initiate in the first place. Most fights seem to take place because of owners/handlers, not dogs. Solid obedience foundations, collars and leashs work wonders. I've been bitten a couple of times. I learned from my mistakes. JD
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    Garden hose......
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    Usually you can grab their back legs and pull apart. This Leerburg video is pretty good:

    https://www.facebook.com/video/video...52039680160107
    Lol, that's funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul "Happy" Gilmore View Post
    Lol, that's funny!
    Ah, I see. Silver labs are particularly well suited:



    Jokes aside, I have used the method Frawley/Leerburg kennels describes with a second person, never been injured (knock on wood) and the dogs responded well.
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    I have seen previous threads mention the "stinky pinky" method but after watching this video, it does not appear to be very effective on the dogs:
    https://www.facebook.com/video/video...=2448417410732

    Maybe his thumb is not big enough?
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