Help? My puppy is being too aggresive?
He's a mix of german shepherd and husky, and hes 2 months old. Today I got extremely mad, because I hear my aunt give him a hard slap because he messed up the bathroom, I'm not sure if she'd done that before and told her not to, i got really mad at her. He's always been biting me and my family's feet pretty hard and chasing us around the house and clinging on our pants as we walk. I've tryed all the tips of how to teach your puppy not to bite but he keeps on doing it. Doctor told me he still doesn't need the rabies inyection. He does that 'grrr' sound like when dogs get mad and bites hard. I think he's been biting harder since my aunt slapped him. When i go to my room he scartched the door and cries and then when i open it he bites me, i dont like it at all, when he was smaller he would just let you pet him and all, not all he does is bite.
What does he bite so much? What shoukd i do? I've tried to teach him not to a lot
- PatLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
Your aunt was totally in the wrong, as you know. Please show her these two videos:
Video: Ian Dunbar – Dog friendly training
House training a puppy or rescue dog (Kikopup)
As for the puppy nipping, your puppy is only playing. But if people get rough with him, you are correct he will get more and more aggressive. Here is how to stop the puppy biting:
How to train your puppy not to bite (Kikopup)
How to train a puppy to stop biting (Zak George)
If you go to Youtube and do a search for Kikopup, and one for Zac George, you will find many wonderful videos showing you fun ways to teach almost anything you want. Both of these trainers are great. The key is kindness, patience, practice, lots of treats, and making it fun for you and your dog.
Do you think you can get your parents and your aunt to watch the videos? At least YOU can watch them and start training your puppy right away.
How dogs learn (Sophia Yin)
Most important things to teach – no mugging (Kikopup)
First things to teach and what to avoid (Kikopup)
This should get you started in turning things around at your house before the puppy is turned into a really big problem with aggression.
If you can't get your aunt to stop being mean to your puppy, you need to talk with your parents or another adult you trust who can help. Good luck, honey.
- Riah~FayeLv 46 years ago
He's a puppy that is of two very active breeds meaning he is going to be bored. Training will take more than just a day or two. Be repetitive. NEVER HIT. EVER. He's too young for most of the shots that he still needs so the vet is correct. How long have you had him? Because 8 weeks (two months) is when they're supposed to be separated from the mother, not any earlier. He's challenging all of you for dominance/is bored and needs more toys, walks, and training. Any type of husky mix isn't the kind of dog you can just let be and expect to be happy. He will continue to be more "aggressive" and destructive unless he is given proper physical and mental stimulation.
- BentleyLv 76 years ago
Puppies use their mouth to relate to the world. The baby is teething. This is NOT aggression. The puppy needs to be taught how to play without hurting. That is one reason that puppies should stay with their brothers and sisters as long as possible because they teach each other how hard they can bite without hurting. I hope someone in your home is very good at dog TRAINING because neither of the breeds that are in that dog would be good for an inexperienced trainer!!!
- 6 years ago
I know Huskies can be quite stubborn and aggressively playful when they're puppies. I have trained several dogs in the past that liked to bite, at first playfully and then harder as if they were testing me. I acted like they hurt me when they bit me or scratched me and I fell to the floor in "pain". All of my dogs became worried and came over to see if I was okay, licking me. Definitely set boundaries, be the dominant one but not in a violent way because that may scare the dog and make him not trust you which may be causing his growling and biting to become worse. I'd also look up Cesar Millan's website, he has pretty good tips for training dogs:
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- mauveme49Lv 76 years ago
Your aunt is a fool. it's a two month old puppy for god's sake, it won't get housebroken over nite, it takes time and effort. And the biting is normal, that too needs training to stop. You are going to end up with an aggressive dog if she doesn't stop hitting that puppy,
- 6 years ago
If you get newspaper and every time he does something that you tell him not to do say no and kinda pop him with the paper not hard but enough to get his attention that he's done something wrong. I can rest assure no matter how hard you hit him with the paper its not gonna hurt try it for yourself. This is how I've trained my dogs for over 12 years I have a pit bull VERY WELL trained might I add and had 4 chows that were the same.
Update: or u could always get the collar that shocks them as I've said its not gonna hurt him go to pets mart it will just give him a buzz to let him know he's done something wrong. Me personally would go with the newspaper idea first.Source(s): 12 years training dogs
- Anonymous6 years ago
Yea ur right ur aunt shouldn't slap her if she messes the bathroom. I suggest knee the dog in the chest area sounds cruel but try it if it bites you on the hand put ur thum in his mouth on his tongue dogs hate that and he should get idea