Aggressive Australian Shepherd Puppy


(Milford, NY)

We got our puppy when he was 13 weeks old. He (King) was very friendly to everybody that came to the house. One weekend we had a friends granddaughter come to visit and King started growling and barking at her when she entered the house. We had to put King in his kennel while the little girl was visiting.

After this weekend we noticed that King would not let the people that normally came to visit on our deck or out of their cars. He growls and show all of his teeth.

King is not our only dog. We have an 8 year old female Australian Shepherd that is very friendly.

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Stop Australian Shepherd Puppy Aggression
by: Adam G. Katz

Here's what I advise:

1. Get a muzzle.

2. Teach the dog obedience exercises, so that he learns he must hold a sit-stay and down-stay, regardless of distractions.

3. Make him hold these commands (gradually) around more stimulating environments. If he shows aggression, correct him back into the sit-position. All while you're working with him or in public, he should be wearing the muzzle until you get him so that he's not longer showing the aggression.

4. Work boundary training exercises, which will quickly teach him what "No" means.

5 Use the "No" command if he shows any aggression.

Right now, he either doesn't understand what "No!" means; Or he doesn't trust that you'll keep him safe.

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Adam G. Katz is the author of, "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer!" -- which you can find at DogProblems.com.

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