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Old 01-22-2013, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my 6 week old puppy has recently started to growl and snap at my kids and niece. We have had him going on 2 weeks he also growls and tries to snap at my husband i think im the only one he doesnt do this too. How do i teach him this is not a good thing to be doing? My mother in law and husband say to grab him by the back of the neck and slightly shake him like their mothers do but i feel this is a bit harsh considering my husband makes him yelp. Anyone that has delt with this how did you deal with it
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Definitely no shaking. Puppies go through fear stages and if I remember correctly around 6-9 weeks is a fear stage. He's probably snapping out of fear.


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6 weeks is too young to be away from mom.
Your puppy hasn't learned any bit inhibition by that age- they usually learn that from mom and litter mates.
Why do you have him at that age?
You need to teach him, which will take time and patience.
You can "yip" like a puppy and redirect his attention to a toy or correct with a verbal "eh-eh" or similar noise.
He will learn and outgrow this, just be consistent - and no shaking him !

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I agree ^^^
Also, this will probably go away over time but this is the time when he and his litter mates would be learning about biting. So when he snaps/bites you, you can either yelp or just ignore him and walk away. I redirected the chewing on the fingers to a toy instead and if mine ever bit me I would yelp really loud and high pitched and walk away for at least a minute.


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6 weeks is too young to be away from mom.
Your puppy hasn't learned any bit inhibition by that age- they usually learn that from mom and litter mates.
Why do you have him at that age?
You need to teach him, which will take time and patience.
You can "yip" like a puppy and redirect his attention to a toy or correct with a verbal "eh-eh" or similar noise.
He will learn and outgrow this, just be consistent - and no shaking him !

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his mother died so there wasnt much anyone could do about keeping him with mom. we also have a 9 week old lab 1 year old hanging tree and a 3 year old rat terrier so he has plenty of interaction with other dogs as well as humans. when he starts to get agressive i try to get him to take his mind off of whatever it was that was making him that way and get him to play with his toys or to play with me. im starting to think he is the way he is because when im at school or go somewhere i cant take him with me my sister in law leaves him in his pen the whole time and he doesnt get any interaction with anyone he can only see them and the lab the only other inside dog all she does is push him over and bite him so naturaly he is going to try to defend himself against her.
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"yip" or "yelping" really high is not a solution. Your puppy is already excited so why excite it even more with loud noise?? Why not yous your fingers and poke back which symbolizes a dog bite in the doggy world? A dominant dog would always bite back and not allow that behaviour.

And walking away from the situation is just silly. You need to push back and not give up your position. Walking away impowers your dog as the dominant one which is baddd!!!
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Yes he is a bit young. I would enlist the help of your older dog and have him play with the other puppy. Observe how they play....if one hurts another the consequence is they lose their playmate and that is not acceptable in a young pup. Turning and walking away means...."I don't wanna play anymore" and they change the behavior. Make sure that you reinforce the behavior you want and not just correct the ones you don't want. It is important that you catch him doing something "right" and praise him. You may also want to have some of your friends come over and meet him to socialize him to different people so he can get over the "fear" stage. Train your friends on how to greet the pup, if he jumps, barks, nips or mouths....turn your back and ignore until he calms down, as soon as he calms down then they can greet him. The moment he starts acting up...they need to stand up and turn away, once he calms down...then greet. He will get it eventually that when he has good manners...he gets the attention that he wants.
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"yip" or "yelping" really high is not a solution. Your puppy is already excited so why excite it even more with loud noise?? Why not yous your fingers and poke back which symbolizes a dog bite in the doggy world? A dominant dog would always bite back and not allow that behaviour.

And walking away from the situation is just silly. You need to push back and not give up your position. Walking away impowers your dog as the dominant one which is baddd!!!
Wanna bet? There's a reason my dog doesn't bite us. Because when he was little and would play he would bite me with his sharp little teeth SO I would say OWWWW really loud and very high pitched and he would get startled and stop. I just did it again and he jumped and started at me like "are you alright?"
Walking away also works, to them it means, aww the fun is over so for me it works. I'm not going to poke my dog or bite him when I know a much easier way to train my dog without using force.


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Wanna bet? There's a reason my dog doesn't bite us. Because when he was little and would play he would bite me with his sharp little teeth SO I would say OWWWW really loud and very high pitched and he would get startled and stop. I just did it again and he jumped and started at me like "are you alright?"
Walking away also works, to them it means, aww the fun is over so for me it works. I'm not going to poke my dog or bite him when I know a much easier way to train my dog without using force.


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I completely agree. Yipping loudly is what their litter mates do when the pup bites just a little too hard. thats what you are showing your pup, "OW ! You hurt me!" he/she goal is not too jurt you, but those little puppy teeth are like little razor blades! The last thing im doing is biting my dog... positive reinforcement ladies and gentlemen..
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I just grab him around the muzzle not hard but just enough to close his mouth. It seems to work cause he stops and walks away for awhile then will come back and start licking me. This morning he started growling at my niece and all i had to do was say his name and he stopped and walked away. He doesnt bite me at all or even growl at me im not sure why im the only one he wont do that to.
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