Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
hoggs222

Labs 4 me - Agressive Lab

Recommended Posts

hoggs222    0
hoggs222

Last week I was hunting in ND with my 1 1/2 yr old lab when for the first time he became aggressive with the other dogs in the hunting party. (by the way hunting was sub-par) He has trained and worked with other dogs in the past and has yet to show this behavior. The other dogs were also labs (5 yr old male & 6 mth old female) and for some reason he was extremely aggressive towards the female to the point of drawing blood. I am at loss for why this occurred and am looking for any suggestions for how to break him of this behavior. There has been other altercations with other dogs but he is usually on the receiving end of the aggression. He is well mannered and for the most part very passive however he is also very focused in the field and well obedient. There are other factors that could have led to this but it would take too long to type. SUGGESTION PLEASE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JDM    0
JDM

Dogs are like people - they don't always all get along. It may have been a dominance thing, but it really is hard to comment without seeing what happened and the other stuff that takes to long to type might be the reason. If it was my dog, I would get on him for the behavior to let me know it is not OK, and I would do it forcefully. Drawing blood is not good. Then again, maybe he was just having a bad day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME    0
LABS4ME

Hoggs, are these the dogs that you usually hunt / train with? Were they in the act of hunting or just hanging around the truck after the hunt? Were there birds near by? Was the female acting like a typical 6 month old pup? Beginning or end of the day ar all the time? Give me a little more to go on... here's some general guidelines...

1st, off never, ever condone any aggressive behavior. You have to end it here and now when it shows. If he gets a taste of being dominant and running the show, you'll have some incidents you won't want to watch unfold. I'd tackle him immediatley and get him on his back in a sub-ordinate, defensive posture and get in his face to let him know that this will not be tolerated. Make sure your buddies are controlling their dogs at that time too... Let him back up and command him to sit at heel and not make a move.

2nd, your dog is young but is at a stage where he is nearing maturity. If the little female was antagonizing him as a lot of pups will, it sometimes will be like dynamite near an open fire. Still not an excuse, but he may have been overly wound up from the hunt or tired after the hunt and his stress level couldn't handle the puppy...

3rd, never leave birds lying around for your dog to guard... no matter how well behaved you think he is! This is usually a recipe for disaster. They are your birds. At the end of the field or the end of the hunt, make sure the birds are secured and not available for any dog to 'claim' as his.

4th, never allow all dogs to water at the bucket at the same time. They each get their chance. Again take away any opportunity for reactionary strikes. along those lines, when you are feeding him, make sure you can at any time put your hand in his food, take away his food and even lay along side him while he is eating... this is always one of the surest ways to insure you do not have an overly dominant animal. If they give up their food, they understand they are not at the top of the heap.

5th off, how often has he been the one on the recieving end? He may have been learning some of this dominance trait by getting his butt kicked by other dogs and it was 'his turn' to try it out. Again... DO NOT CONDONE IT. But in all fairness, as I said earlier, do not let your buddy allow his dog to antagonize your dog if that is what happened. If she is an out of control puppy, a leash or in the crate is the fairest way to treat the situation.

Hope some of this helps... If these are the dogs you intend to hunt with more in the future, I'd get them together as often as possible away form the hunt to 'socialize' them with each other so as too not worry about them creating a pecking order out in the field.

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • delcecchi
      About 69 this morning.... And this concludes my reporting until sometime in 2018, Lord willing. But I will still be watching....
    • delcecchi
      I will add that it is nothing like the old days when throwing a marker was practically life threatening..... But that is west end.   If it wasn't for the musky  guys there would only be like three of us...
    • delcecchi
      Told my wife I wanted to watch hooker....  she said " you aren't watching any hookers while I'm around"   rim shot.
    • Rick
      The public access on Grand Lake in Stearns County will be temporarily closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for hand removal of starry stonewort. This temporary closure is necessary for the safety of workers and divers.  A relatively light population of the invasive algae was recently confirmed around the Grand Lake public access, following a coordinated starry stonewort search involving 200 trained detectors in 20 counties. DNR invasive species specialists will hand-pull starry stonewort while preserving native aquatic plants. Starry stonewort has never been eradicated from any lake in the United States, but treatment can ease access and recreational use of a lake, while helping to reduce the risk of infestation to other water bodies. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • TomWehler
      Skunked.  Reruns on late nite so watch Hooker for laughs. Never saw it much in 1983. Shatter is Kirk as Hooker. To fun. He an his three self trained rookies are the answer to everything  the only squad with action an Hooker solves every case by end of show ending with a real dramatic line an stop action shot  acting is really bad but fun. City neeeds Hooker an he an crew kick it into high gear. Real 80's corn. Locklear n James Darren an Adrain Zmed prove trying to act is not hard but acting is. Total fun an totally predictable. Best lure I been use in is a simple black buck tail an a huge ol red n white spoon. Wallys like my raps dragged on a 2oz bottom bouncer an pike for some reason been eating my worms on a floaty. Smaller are a hoot an my Hounds love the action. Speaking of action. I have never seen a show with as much running in it as TJ Hooker. Ol Capt. Kirk is always on the go. "You call it in. I'll get'nm". "I want him bad. Ya hear. BAD".   :  ). I sure miss my pup Moe Rock. Bummer so this is a treat. Keep on rocken!  Fish on. T
    • RoosterMan
      Had right around 70 give or take a degree this weekend.  East end
    • gimruis
      Here are some of the toads we have been catching on the Rum River this summer.  The biggest has been 19 1/4 inches.
    • gimruis
      I agree with rudrave, a boat will open up a lot more opportunities to fish off shore.  You could get a brand new 16 foot fishing boat with a 25 hp motor and a basic sonar unit with trailer for about $10 grand and that sort of rig would get you on a lot of small to medium-sized lakes in addition to rivers around here.
    • Fish Head
      Enjoy your well-deserved retirement Ace. I'm glad we'll still be hearing from you.          
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed Hubbard County’s first case of Eurasian watermilfoil, an invasive aquatic plant, in Bad Axe Lake near Emmaville. DNR invasive species specialists confirmed Eurasian watermilfoil around the resort access to the lake. They reported it did not appear to be widespread into other areas of the lake. Eurasian watermilfoil can limit recreational activities on water bodies by forming mats on the water surface, and can alter aquatic ecosystems by displacing native plants. It is typically spread when plant fragments have not been properly cleaned from trailered boats, personal watercraft, docks, boat lifts, anchors or other water-related equipment. Treatment options include selective herbicides and mechanical removal, to minimize the plant’s impact while protecting native aquatic plant species. Treatment is unlikely to eradicate Eurasian watermilfoil from a lake. It may minimize impacts, but rarely prevents broader dispersion within a lake. This new confirmation is a reminder to boaters and anglers to follow Minnesota laws to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species: Clean aquatic plants and animals from watercraft. Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keep drain plugs out while transporting watercraft. Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. Some invasive species are small and difficult to see at the access. To remove or kill them, take one or more of the following precautions before moving to another waterbody, especially after leaving infested waters: Spray with high-pressure water. Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least two minutes or 140 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 10 seconds). Dry for at least five days. Details about Eurasian watermilfoil and other aquatic invasive species are available at mndnr.gov/ais. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.