My dog immediatly attacks other dogs that show dominance
(Knoxville, TN, USA)
My miniature schnauzer is extremely kind, loving, obedient and well mannered dog around other people and kids.
He and I went to obedience school and learned basic commands like come here, leave it, off, sit, stay, heal, stand, shake, and lay down. He loves people (anyone that will pet him and give him attention). He and I live alone with no other animals in our home.
My brother has 10 dogs (they don't show aggression) and when we go to his house we do not have any issues.
Our problems begin when my mini schnauzer sees an unfamiliar dog that tries to be dominate. We do fine as long as the other dog does not growl or show some other form of dominance or aggression.
If the other dog growls or shows aggression then my dog immediately attacks (and he does not mess around). I usually do not know when there is going to be a fight until they get close to each other and then its sometimes to late for me to intervene.
As long as the other dog is calm my dog does fine, they sniff each other and may even begin to play. He will not tolerate a growl, pointed ears, barking, etc. If the other dog displays these symptoms he attacks immediately.
If he sees a cat, rabbit, squirrel, or etc. he will chase it to the bitter end (though he gets stopped cause he is almost always on a leash).
Let me know what I need to do. Thanks in advance!