There was a time when we did not have any trouble with our dogs. We had a very responsible alpha male dog. One snarl would have ended any fights before they started. He had a friend, a gay dog. We found out he is gay because he loves to get humped on, and does not hump on a female dog.
The gay dog and the alpha male were both old buddies, so it's no question the gay dog thought she was female, and the alpha male humped him. Even though we adopted 2 strays, 1 male and female. The alpha male and the gay dog were in control, there were no fights whatsoever even when food was concerned. And even though the female dog became mature, there were no fights still. No one mated the female, not even the alpha male.
Last month the alpha male died of sickness. The gay dog went to a serious depression, and we did too, because the alpha male was the best dog that we ever had, but we have to move on. We showed the dogs that we can make it through even without the alpha male, so we went on every day normally. Now we did own a stray male dog, didn't we? Right now it's like he stated himself as the alpha male and then all hell broke loose.
That dog and the female became partners, starting last month, they hate baths when there was a time they didn't mind them at all. We watched Ceasar Millan's videos on how to approach them, because we thought they became like that because of our action, maybe we are hurting them physically during bath time, so we tried to use gloves with soft cotton, but we just received snarls and even bites.
That's not all, during the time when the female was in heat, that alpha male dog becomes a hell hound. He bites the gay dog so hard, he even goes to the jugular vein. We use chokers to detach them, but when we all leave the house, we always return with the gay dog bruised. If you want to know what did the gay dog do to deserve such punishment from the hell hound? Absolutely nothing, the gay dog just sits there, then the attacks happen, there was even a time when the gay dog was just sleeping, then he was attacked!
Caging the hell hound is dangerous because there was a time that my mother tried to cage him and the dog bite my mother's hand, almost detaching the finger. She had to have stitches and operations to get the finger attached.
If you will think we are hurting the dogs during caging, we do not. Our procedure to put them in the cage is simple, open the cage, call their names and they should go inside the cage, we don't force them to go inside the cage.
So, right the family is deciding what to do with this dog, we are a family of 6, 2 of us agreed to kill the dog (Mom and I), 4 of them says no. But the dangerous dog keeps on rampaging the gay dog and us every day, so how do we deal with such dog? Are we right to think that we should put it down for the good of everyone?
What we did:
Normal discipline - back then, when they snarl we say no. It somehow stops them, but now, even loud noises cannot stop the dog from snarling.
Throwing cold water during the fights - I think we saw something alike to detach two dogs that are fighting, and discipline a dog, a bucket of water can be used so that we may not harm them physically, but that does not work, chokers do the job.
No physical harm is done to the dogs (yet) - because we know it is illegal, but if something ever happens to my mother again, that's another story.