Aggressive Germen Sheperd
by Stacy H.
Rudy is a 3 month old Germen Sheperd, we have never gotten a dog before so we are new at this type of stuff. We got Rudy when he was 2 weeks old. We didn't know when was the correct time to actually get him. As a baby, he has had many problems. We have tried potty training him but he didn't understand how to. We had training mats but that still didn't work. We did this for about 1 month and a half. Then he started having a biting habit. We let him nibble on our fingers because he read online that should help stop the biting. This method didn't work, so we just let him bite us. Once he Grew we started to leave him outside. Now we weren't having any problems with him not including the biting. We had tried to train him ourselves but he wouldn't listen. This problem continued for 2 months. Currently he has gotten worse. He still won't listen when he tell him to stop biting. We have tried smacking him on the mouth, but this is caused him to kinda start getting aggressive. He bites us and any child. The only time he doesn't bite is when he is in an unfamiliar place. Their are a lot of children in our neighbor hood. They are always running around playing Chana's or whatever they are doing now and days. But Rudy tends to bark at those children. He also bites at them aswell. Only told was the real problem, this one child wanted to pet Rudy and Rudy growled and bit her viciously. He would listen to me and I tried pulling on his leash the get him to stop. I tried carrying the girl so he wouldn't bite her. But sadly they didn't work. Rudy has never bit anyone that bad. I am now scared to be around him and I don't know what to do. We give him daily exercise of the weather permits. His parents did not bite and were not aggressive in fact they were quite friendly and playful. I don't know what has gotten into Rudy but somebody please help!