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Old 08-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, kind of a long story. I have 2 male boxers they are litter mates and just turned one year old. They have attended a basic training class and know basic commands pretty well.

Dozer is very stubborn maybe? I try to play with him he just starts biting and cannot be distracted by a toy and listens to no commands. He constantly bites ny hands, feet, pant legs, and butt when I try to walk away to ignore him. When I try to grab his collar to put him in time out he kind of growl/barks at me. Is he being aggressive or bossy? Well when he starts this his brother bowser starts barking at me and jumping on me. I have tried the "no bite", spraying bitter spray, time outs, and I cannot get him to stop biting. He leaves bruises up and down my arms from biting. Is he just to excited? I also cannot walk in the back yard if he is out there because he will run up behind me and start biting on me. And I try to correct it and he starts the growl/bark. I am just scared he is being aggressive. I do not know what else to do to keep him from the biting he is so good other than when he is excited it's like there is no off switch. Had anybody else had these issues and been able to correct them?? Is this just typical mouthy boxer??

Also when people come over they go insane they do not stop jumping on the person and when they are excited its like they have forgotten all of their commands. I would just really appreciate some advice on how to deal with this and be a good leader for them. Mainly dozer he is the problem child lol. Bowser is so mellow and only takes after his brother when dozer starts his growl/bark when he is in trouble.

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Old 08-10-2013, 07:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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He is being a Boxer butt-head! A lot of us have gone through the "psycho" phase with our dogs right around the year-old mark.

Keep on training. Putting him in the crate or in another room and ignoring him will teach him that the behavior is not going to get him any rewards. He probably will grow out of it.

As for the jumping on company - My dog is still doing this at age almost 4! I am still working on training him but mainly I crate him until he calms down and then I have my company sit calmly then let him out.

Others will have more advice but I don't think Dozer is being aggressive at all.
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Yeah. My little man is a year and a half. Ad just before he turned one he was a nut job. He's calmed down a bit but he still has his boxer burns. And it's like a switch. He'll go crazy. We put him in his crate calmly just like when we leave just so he calms down. He's not in trouble or anything and we don't yell. Seems to work. But don't worry it seems like just a phase


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Old 08-12-2013, 09:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well thanks for the input. I'll just keep working on him. This afternoon he was really reved up he was just biting at random places on me and would make this awful growling noise. Then bowser would get in on it and they were both lunging and growling. It just makes me nervous because I really hope it's not aggression. I just keep telling myself if they really wanted to hurt me they could
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That is not acceptable behaviour at all! I don't care if its the teenage stage or not, under no circumstances should they be marking you or placing their mouths on your body. They are being bullies and need a smack! Do yourself a huge favor and hire a trainer to work with you in your home. You need to be the pack leader and they need to respect you!
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That is not acceptable behaviour at all! I don't care if its the teenage stage or not, under no circumstances should they be marking you or placing their mouths on your body. They are being bullies and need a smack! Do yourself a huge favor and hire a trainer to work with you in your home. You need to be the pack leader and they need to respect you!
I agree. Dozer is the pack leader in your house and you need a trainer to help.

"It just makes me nervous because I really hope it's not aggression. I just keep telling myself if they really wanted to hurt me they could."

They aren't thinking about really wanting to hurt you, they can tell you are nervous. That makes you not in charge and they are putting you in your place (to them). Have you ever seen two dogs have a fight to establish dominance. Do you want to be involved in a dog fight with Dozer. If he is leaving bruises on you, he IS hurting you.

Have you ever had those horrible untrained chiwawas chase you and bite your ankles. Now think if that chiwawa weighed 60 pounds and stood almost 2 feet tall.

Of course if he is already doing that in your backyard you don't have to imagine it.

You guys probably just need a professional to step in and help. They would turn around very quickly I bet.
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I agree about hiring a trainer. Dukes not really like this anymore. Only barks at us when he doesn't get what he wants lol or when my brother wrestles with him (playing obv). But we're hiring a trainer soon too to completely rid of this behavior. I used to get nervous about that. And it didn't help because duke knew it and hed lunge at me. I hated being home alone with him. I'm only 20 and he was my first dog so I had no experience in disciplining a dog or even a human because I was the youngest. But it'll get better and a trainer is in order!

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LOL-I too have littermates; l agree with the above posts; get a trainer, consistent reinforcements, timeouts (in crate) and above all else patience. When people come to our door usually they are expected and I ask of them to not greet or touch the boys unless they stay in their sit/stay position which is usually a few feet away from the door. It is paying off now they are older but it does take time they are just so excited to have peeps come to visit. YOU are the pack leader and this needs to be reinforced ALL the time. when Dozer tries to bite say "no bite" and take him by the collar and do a sit/stay or crate time depending the situation. Yummy treats help get the focus too. Hang in and be persistant
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Well thank you all so much for the advise. We did basic training but I live in a small town so I hope I can find a trainer that will train in home not just in the store like we went to. I agree that dozer is being pack leader and ive really been trying to work on the energy I project to him, but I do admit I am nervous at times when he starts his nipping. I think a lot of the problem is my husband is home with them all day and does nothing for them it's always me that walks them an plays with them and tries to teach them tricks. so sometimes I feel like any attention when I get home they're like screaming for attention and he's going to get it any way he can. Because for some reason they really don't do that to my husband at all.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ok so help me understand this situation. My 2 boxers were outside me and my sister walked out on the back porch and they got too excited so I grabbed their collars to hold them back so they would quit jumping on her and Dozer started trying to chew on my hand and flopping on the ground like he's throwing a temper tantrum and then bowser starts barking at me and pouncing on me and every time I try to walk back into the house they both pounce on me and dozer continues to try and nip at me. Is this signs of aggression???? I'm just worried they are being aggressive. Help please
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