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Catahoula?

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Skiesblue, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Mar 4, 2019
    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    “I have mismanaged my life and I’m on top of an elephant. “ Richard Thomas (John boy Walton).
    I have a Catahoula pup about 6 months. A litter was dumped near me. Good pup but crap around sheep (I get that) but I don’t know how to fit him in. Suggestions ?
     
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    Baymule

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    We had an awesome pup, had to find him another home. He killed poultry and stalked the sheep. I was afraid of him getting in their pasture.
     
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    At six months he’ll be going into the “rebellious teen” stage. If you keep on him, work with him, there’s every chance that he’ll be fine with some time and training.
    If he’s already chasing, biting, etc, you’ll have more of an uphill battle, but I wouldn’t give up just yet, personally. That said, if it came down to him or your herd, I’d be rehoming as Baymule did.

    If you’re not experienced with dog training, find a class or trainer nearby who can assess him and help you out with some practical steps to take with him.
     
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    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    Thanks all. I did some obedience training and showing 30 years ago so I think I’m good to go there. He is definitely a rebellious teenager. The other dogs rumble at him then he gets submissive. He’s absolutely horrible on a leash and doesn’t like to be led by the collar. But on the plus side he’s smart and anxious to please. Worked on the long line today just walking. We had fun. The LGDs are all working so I think he feels left out. I can post pics if you all like.
     
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    Baymule

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    Of course we like! We love pics! My dog wound up in a great home with no poultry. He just was in this frenzy of killing, digging under the coops, and I witnessed his frenzied behavior. I knew it was never going to stop, so I found him a good home where he is loved, spoiled and family.
     
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    BlueMoonFarms

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    He needs a job. The breed is a very headstrong one that requires a firm leader or else he will become that leader.
    They enjoy hunting and are frequently used to hunt boar, which they do and adore. It may be possible to redirect him to rodent control? If you have a rat, squirrel, or rabbit issue you might just be able to redirect his urges onto something like that.
     
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    greybeard

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    unusual behavior for a leopard, or any cur for that matter.
     
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    Bruce

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    Seems to me he likely needs different training than just obedience. And I suspect you shouldn't let him in the pastures with the sheep and the LGDs. Different breeds for different purposes. You don't want the Catahoula herding the sheep that the LGD's are guarding.
     
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    Simpleterrier

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    Curs have a high pretty drive but all the ones I've had have been very submissive. Wich made it easy to break from the wrong animals that they chase. My male was protective of me from animals he wouldn't let a cow or goat or pig to close if he thought it was gonna hurt me. He was one of the best we spent hrs together coon and ground hog hunting. Very very smart dog.
     
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    Skiesblue

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    He is a pup. A pup thing. 6-7 months around dogs 4-5 yrs.