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My blue Dutch "Patton" (born 11/29/16)

Post by Patrick » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:57 pm

Maybe I should have named him "Trouble". Ha ha!

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Re: My 10 week blue Dutch "Patton"

Post by centrop67 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:37 pm

... with a capital T probably.

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Re: My 10 week blue Dutch "Patton"

Post by Patrick » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:19 am

centrop67 wrote:... with a capital T probably.

Thanks for sharing the photos.
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Re: My 10 week blue Dutch "Patton"

Post by Patrick » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:54 am

He's now 14 weeks of age and about 26 pounds. I'm guessing he'll be in the 55-60 pound range, despite my breeder telling me he'll be about 70 pounds. Ha ha.

He's demonstrated some handler-aggression with me. I have been firm with him when he exhibited such behavior. I liken it to a spoiled brat. Ha ha! As he matures and him and I bond, expect that behavior to be curtailed, although I know the "come to Jesus" moment is coming when he will need to understand that I AM THE BOSS! I've now had him a month and I've done ZERO training with him and have focused on housebreaking, socialization and conditioning him to different sounds, environments, etc. Once I begin training I'll keep it light, fun and positive. But the day will come when I will use compulsion if he does not obey immediately. Of course, compulsion will NEVER be used unless and until he 100% understands the command.

Today I took him for a long walk and he was biting the leash. I calmly and firmly said "Pfui!" and, when he persisted (as I knew he would) I restated "Pfui!" and then proceeded to take his mouth off the collar. He basically bit me. At that I grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and put him on his back while firmly repeating "Pfui that! Pfui that!". Then I let him up. I gently said "He's ok" and we continued the walk. He didn't bite the leash again. A bit later he was cuddling with me on my lap and I was petting him, talking sweet to him and loving on him. He was licking my face.

Like I said, I haven't started training but that doesn't mean there are no boundaries, especially biting me! Ha ha!

I have also been socializing him with some dogs at well-to-do dog parks, meaning, no dirtbags. He's done well. Yesterday I took him to play with my ex-wife's Jack Russell terrier mix, Chico. They had played once before and it was great. Basically, Chico would run and Patton would chase him to no avail. The exercise is great for both dogs. That was a week ago. Yesterday, we got them together again. This time Patton was demonstrating dominance and playing very rough. When Chico (3 years) objected to his rough play, Patton attacked him and grabbed a hold of his back. It took some serious effort for me to release Chico from Patton's jaws. Fortunately for Chico, Patton only ripped out a mouth full of fur. He wasn't bleeding or otherwise injured, thank God. But that means, no more playing other dogs. He doesn't know how to play. It's in his genetics. I once had a really nice German Shepherd protection dog. He was a GREAT dog but he couldn't play with others either. It started as play but then it would get rough and then it would be a fight. That happened once and once only, but not as severe has what transpired yesterday. Live and learn.

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Re: My 10 week blue Dutch "Patton"

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Re: My 10 week blue Dutch "Patton"

Post by Patrick » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:59 am

At Lowe's March 4, 2017.
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Re: My 10 week blue Dutch "Patton"

Post by Patrick » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:03 am

Patton's namesake!
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Re: My 10 week blue Dutch "Patton"

Post by cordeliandemon » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:17 am

just a heads up -- id be very very careful with the flipping/scruffing, or even just the goal of "I AM THE BOSS". ive found mine and demons relationship to work well and blossom with the idea that we're both friends and have mutual respect for one another rather than me trying to be dominant over him (this is only for demon, koda the malamute responds very well to dominance and a more "pack" orientated mindset), he does what i ask of him and behaves (mostly) and i respect his boundaries/he knows he can trust me completely.

he'll be very big soon and the flipping ect could be interpreted as a threat or damage your bond (you could also end up being badly injured). i did the flipping thing with demon very early on as a pup and i have some scars, but he was a very very intense dog that didnt like human contact at all until he was about a year old (i had to condition him with food to even like being touched or petted over months) id hope your pup is friendlier and you wont have any issues though :) :DSangel:
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Re: My 10 week blue Dutch "Patton"

Post by Patrick » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:20 am

cordeliandemon wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:17 am
just a heads up -- id be very very careful with the flipping/scruffing, or even just the goal of "I AM THE BOSS". ive found mine and demons relationship to work well and blossom with the idea that we're both friends and have mutual respect for one another rather than me trying to be dominant over him (this is only for demon, koda the malamute responds very well to dominance and a more "pack" orientated mindset), he does what i ask of him and behaves (mostly) and i respect his boundaries/he knows he can trust me completely.

he'll be very big soon and the flipping ect could be interpreted as a threat or damage your bond (you could also end up being badly injured). i did the flipping thing with demon very early on as a pup and i have some scars, but he was a very very intense dog that didnt like human contact at all until he was about a year old (i had to condition him with food to even like being touched or petted over months) id hope your pup is friendlier and you wont have any issues though :) :DSangel:
Thanks for the feedback, but when they bite the handler, the handler needs to make it clear that biting them will NOT be tolerated. I am the leader of the pack and he MUST submit to met. No ifs ands or buts. :)

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Re: My 10 week blue Dutch "Patton"

Post by Patrick » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:01 am

This is video of Patton's mother...Blue Isis.

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Re: My blue Dutch "Patton" (born 11/29/16)

Post by Patrick » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:49 am

Patton's mother:

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Re: My blue Dutch "Patton" (born 11/29/16)

Post by Patrick » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:21 am

Patton's father, who is NOT on the pedigree database.
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Re: My blue Dutch "Patton" (born 11/29/16)

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:27 am

Ahhhhh I'm well aware of this breeding. I don't know your background or history handling working breed dogs but I'll say this: the DS have a peculiar habit of flipping things on their head that we may perhaps have once known as one thing. Good luck on your adventure and the best for the 6-15 month period. :)
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Re: My blue Dutch "Patton" (born 11/29/16)

Post by Patrick » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:39 am

Owned-By-Hendrix wrote:
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Ahhhhh I'm well aware of this breeding.
Yea? How so? Do you know the breeder?

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Re: My blue Dutch "Patton" (born 11/29/16)

Post by Patrick » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:26 am

Here he is pulling on my shorts a couple of days ago. He bites anything that moves! Ha ha!
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Re: My blue Dutch "Patton" (born 11/29/16)

Post by Patrick » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:30 am

Here he is a few days ago after taking a bottle of water from his Grandma (my Mom). Ha ha!
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Re: My blue Dutch "Patton" (born 11/29/16)

Post by Tyler Durden » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:26 pm

So you got him from Van Guard k9, cool.
You should never scruff him and flip him over like that. That doesn't teach the dog a damn thing, only to not trust you. It's like smacking a baby for crying. There's better ways to teach him not to bite you. Also, don't bring him around other dogs, it only teaches him to pay attention to dogs and not to you.

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Re: My blue Dutch "Patton" (born 11/29/16)

Post by Patrick » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:32 pm

Tyler Durden wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:26 pm
So you got him from Van Guard k9, cool.
You should never scruff him and flip him over like that. That doesn't teach the dog a damn thing, only to not trust you. It's like smacking a baby for crying. There's better ways to teach him not to bite you. Also, don't bring him around other dogs, it only teaches him to pay attention to dogs and not to you.
Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: My blue Dutch "Patton" (born 11/29/16)

Post by Patrick » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:03 pm

March 19, 2017. He'll be 4 months of age in 10 days.
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Re: My blue Dutch "Patton" (born 11/29/16)

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:12 pm

I know very well of the dogs he produces, the lines, and other detailed information from my experience. Let's just say that your post on Owners of Dutch Shepherds about the dog going for the neck isn't an isolated incident, and while I could not pull out the specifics on the trigger or if it was a stand alone incident, let's just say it was not a shock considering the lines your pup comes from.
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