Xypher wrote:My cousins next door just got a pitbull/rottweiler puppy and its about 1 1/2 months old with an overbite. I was just wondering if this has ever caused dogs any problems. I have some pics of the little guy but not of his teeth.
Xypher wrote:Also, ive been wondering about something about my dog Chico. What is he trying to do when he starts chasing the my other smaller dogs licking their faces. His eyes get all wide and he wont stop until I hold him for a few seconds. Im not too worried about him doing that but it bothers the other dogs. They play along for a bit (just like 15 seconds at most) but then they dont like it anymore and they start to bite him (all angry like) mostly his face (and he already has enough scars. Since I first took him on a walk hes been trying to get out when i go next door, he scratched him self up pretty good bending the fence to get out).
Xypher wrote:Yeah im trying to train him but I dont get why he would be submissive (arent most dogs submissive to just dogs larger or stronger than them?) to my 2 little dogs (just small in size not age). He could hurt them if he fell on top of one like when hes playing with his toys.
Edit: And the little puppy has a bit more than a centimeter between top and bottom teeth :P.
Xypher wrote:Well, I can fix it right? He listens pretty good when hes on a leash.
gooeydog wrote:Licking the face/mouth doesn't always mean submission, it can a manipulative behavior, this is how you have some dogs that will lick, but not back off when warned away, or will even escalate it into a fight. We have two dog-dominant dogs, and when these are allowed together, they start into licking each other about 3 minutes after initial greetings, and get more and more pushy about licking until they're bordering on fighting and have to be seperated. Each dog will also do the licking to our other dogs, and when warned off by the other dog, one ignores and continues; the other will jump on the lickee with intents to fight. For that reason, as soon as either of the two starts nosing around the other dogs' faces, or licking at them, they get told "leave em be", and if they don't stop, get seperated.
It's hard to say which your dog is doing, without actually seeing, but if he's irritating your small dogs enough that they get angry, and not responding to their warnings, I'd step in and stop him. That's just my opinion though, and based primarily on what I've seen with our dogs.
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