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Biting prob with gsd pup
by: Anonymous

My almost 6 month old gsd is this way. We have used the pinch collar on him correctly since he was 3 months old. We can pet him for a bit then he starts biting and growling. We redirect him and when that doesn’t work put him in his crate. When we say no, he will growl at us, snarl, and bite. He is good on lead, does not growl or react to other dogs or people. He is monitored at all times. I have 3 cats and don’t want him to hurt them. We can take his food away with no growls, just strange behavior and never had this with any other gsd pup we raised. Almost ready to give him back to the breeder.

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Ecollar is a bad idea
by: Anonymous

First; an e collar will further the aggression. Your pup is already upset; that shock would agitate him further.

Redirect the behavior; calmly and with gentle authority. Catch his interest. Change your tone, run in a playful manner, get him to play tug. Anything to break the tension of the moment and redirect his interest. When you accomplish that, make yourself fun to be around. Make yourself high value to your dog. Regain his trust and respect as pack leader. Remember GSDs are sensitive to moods. Anger to a dog means unstable and unworthy of leadership. Pack leaders give swift direct correction and then it’s over and they are back to play. That’s stability.

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Random Aggressive growl
by: Anonymous

My neighbors Burmese Shepard lungs at the door handle, grabbing it with his teeth, and growls whenever they attempt to let him in or let themselves out. Is he saying I'm not ready to come in? I've not witnessed him bite, but his growl is vicious.
But on the other hand, when they arrive home, he wags his tail and begs for them to open the door.

Today I noticed that just an hour after letting the dog out, she was in the back yard doing something and in order to let herself back in, she grabbed the outdoor mat and kept it between her and the dog, as if she was scared the dog may bite.

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Gsd owner
by: Anonymous

My puppy used to do that. He is 4 months old now and has stopped. I don't like to use any type of negative reinforcements as that could lead to fear and resentment. All I did was Say "no" stand up, and walk away. You HAVE to be consistent. Sometimes it is really annoying because you just sat down, but every single time you have to stand and walk away. My puppy took me standing as a sign of dominance. He eventually stopped doing this slowly after 2 weeks. Also teaching him the leave it command is very helpful.

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Pinch Collar
by: Adam G. Katz

What you're going to want to do is: Buy and learn how to properly use the pinch collar. This will allow you to correct your dog in a manner that is meaningful. The choke chain collar is very difficult to give a motivational correction with. And it requires more "muscle" than I like.

The pinch (prong) collar is more like power steering.

Let the dog where a short leash attached to the collar, when you're in the house with him.

Below is a video I created to properly fit the pinch collar. You will want to get a small one for a puppy this age.

Also consider my book where you will have unlimited access to me in our members only forum to discuss your progress and training questions.

Adam



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


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