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Hey everyone,

My boxer Loomis is just over 6 months old, and we have a neighbor with a Jack Russell who loves to run along the fence and bark.  Loomis is now "chasing" him regularly with the fence between them, and he runs and barks right back.

Is this causing unhealthy agression? Should I allow him to chase and bark?  I don't want it to cause problems when he goes to the dog park and can actually "get to" the dogs...he's usually fine at the dog park, but this has me wondering if the fence chasing is healthy.

Thanks for your advice!
 

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Don't know but it sounds like it could be a problem down the road, how frustrating for them to not get close enough to greet/play. Any way they could be allowed to meet face to face with supervision?
 

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He recently has done something strange at the dog park...he'll be having lots of fun, playing with all the other dogs, and then out of nowhere not like a certain new dog and growl and play too rough to the point I have to separate them...is this normal?
 

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Boxers like to play rough, it is in their nature.
 

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Never thought of it as a problem before what Nano said.  You can see through our fence, Henry has met/sniffed all the other dogs outside the fence.  Sometimes the pom next door will run/play with Henry through the fence; up and down, back and forth they go, barking.  It's kinda cute.  Doesn't happen often.
Hmmm. . . . :?
 

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Bowser does this all the time with the dog next door, and I thought it was fine until yesterday.  He was sniffing the other dog through the fence, and the other dog grabbed him by his Boxer droopy lip and bit down hard, and wouldn't let him go!  He was whining and pulling and he was in pain.  Luckily, my husband was raking and had to "spank" the other dog with the rake to get him to let go!.. Poor Bowser has a swollen bloody lip. So I would try to put a stop to it if I were you.  You never know what the other dog will happen to do - even if he seems nice, like our neighbor's dog!  Good luck!!  :oops:
 
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