Aggressive bite from Rescue Mutt

by Meli
(Buffalo, NY)

Hi, We adopted a new puppy a few days ago. They believe she is 11 weeks old(although I think less), and was found on the side of the road. She weighs 8 pounds and we believe she is either a Doberman hound mix or Rottweiler Hound mix. She was so sweet when we met her and is overall a sweet puppy. However, there have been 3 instances already where she has been held (once by me, and twice by my mother in law ) and randomly snapped at our faces aggressively. Prior to that she was sitting quietly, not squirming - so no sign that the aggression was coming. What is the best way to train her NOT to do this? Or is this something that is in her personality?

Please help!

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Nothing In Life Is Free
by: Adam G. Katz

Employ the "Nothing In Life Is Free" approach, so that your dog starts to view you as the "pack leader." If your dog doesn't see you as the leader, then your corrections will be meaningless. So, if you're doing subtle things (inadvertently) to undermine your leadership role around the house-- it will be counter-productive.



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Dog Aggression

Yes-- you can fix this. It's what we call "dog aggression" (in contrast to handler aggression).
You need to focus on two things:

1. Teach your dog to walk on a loose leash around all distractions. If she's on a loose leash, she cannot be paying attention to you and the other dog at the same time. It's either one or another, and if the leash is loose, then she has to watch you because she cannot FEEL from the tension in the leash, where you are.

2. You'll need to learn how to give a motivational correction, so that she clearly understands that this behavior is unacceptable. If she already knows that it's unacceptable, then the issue is that your correction is not firm enough, or you're not using the proper training collar (or it isn't fitted correctly!)

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