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North Carolina. Hound = Maxine Pointer = Penny Spaniel = Sunni
All spayed. Fenced half acre free access but no daily structured exercise such a run.
Attack one (Thursday) was after monring feeding on back deck. I was upstairs getting ready for work, heard fighting, came down and pulled Max off Sunni. Sunni had puntue to shoulder and saliva on back of head.
Attack two (Friday) was when my husband noticed Sunni was frightened and went to pick her up. Max attacked Sunni.
Attack three (Friday) I was examining Max to confirm no injuries, Rick was holding Penny. Max left me and attacked Penny biting ear.
Attack four (Staurday) after putting a basket muzzle on Max we broght them together on the deck. Max's hackles went up and she pursued Penny, Penny ran off but Sunni ran to a corner and Max pursued her and attempted to attach. Due to the muzzle she was only able to pin Sunni down and not bite.
Sine they they have had no contact.
Max is calm when with either Rick or I. When separted and she can see Sunni and Penny with us she is very vocal and agitated.
Do you know anything about Max's life before you got her?What city in NC are you in?Are the dogs crate trained at all?
So these attacks always happen when you or Rick are around?
Pittsboro (in the Raleigh / Chapel Hill area).
Max belonged to Rick's parents and was rescued from the Nevada desert. Until she came to us she was an outdoor dog. Due to Rick's father's terminal illness the dog received love abut not a lot of attention. When he passed we took Max. We introduced her to Sunni and Penny at a neutral location, crated her inside for the first month or so. Max was skittish and overweight. In the last 9 months Max and Penny had become constant companions, running in the yard. The five of us watch TV together on the couch. All three sleep on the bed with us off and of throughout the night. They have a dog door for access to the yard. While at work the three are together and have the garage and yard. Other than the first attack we have been engaged with another dog or in the area. I had originally thought the first attack was over a treat dispensing toy but then there was no "object" associated with the subsequent ones.
Yes, she had basic classes after we took her in. I understand it's important to be calm but with the others in obvious pain it seemed most important to prevent further injury since she did not respond. Do you think controlled interactions with a electronic training collar when we administered a training stimulus at the first sign (say posturing or onset of raised hackles) would help with this?
Thanks for the info. We borrowed a training collar from a friend to get Max to stop jumping. Asheville and Greenville are both several hours away so if you have a Raleigh contact, send it along, otherwise I'll get one from the vet when we go in and have her checked out. Wish us luck!