When you see dogfights in the street, your first response is to just walk away. But this is not true when you are the pet owner because you can’t just simply stand back and let the wild fight happen. It will all start with barking at each other but if there is no sign of stopping, it’s important to step in before one of the dogs get hurt. This video from Mercola.com lists four ways you can do to help stop/prevent pet dogs from fighting. Watch now!
1. Place a pillow or another object between them
– Use a barrier to split the dogs up. Use something like a pillow when you’re inside the house, or a large piece of plywood, a garbage can lid, a big stick – any object that you can see outdoors.
2. Spray the dogs with water
– Use a hose, a bucket, or a cup of soda and hose them down with water. Chances are, the dogs will walk away. Tip: Bring a spray bottle to use in case of an emergency.
3. Toss a blanket over one or both dogs
– Throw a blanket over one or both dogs. Some dogs will stop fighting when they can’t see each other anymore and this will also make a dog calm down.
4. Quickly invite one of the dogs to go for a walk or ride in a car
– When there are signs of a dog behavior escalating to a fight, break it by getting the dog’s attention and inviting them to go for a walk. As early as possible, teach and train your dog to come when called to pull him/her out of most tense situations.
If you have to walk away, make sure that you walk away with your dog. Keep in mind these simple techniques to avoid harm to both you and your dog.