Is My Five Week Old Jindo Puppy Too Aggressive

by Lynnie
(Petaluma, CA )

We adopted a Jindo puppy and were told he was five weeks old. We felt this too young, but found the owners seemed caring and knowledgable and the puppies were probably all getting taken quickly anyway. We found out he was actually 4 weeks old the day we got him.

We have been doting new parents, cuddling, feeding, playing and trying to follow the guidelines for raising such a small pup.
In the last couple of days he has snarled and bared his teeth at me - not in a playful way. I picked him up by the neck fur and firmly said 'No', but he kept on snarling. He did it again the next day when I took him out to potty. He had grabbed up some dry leaves from the ground and I went to remove them - he did the same thing.

I am so worried he may have aggressive tendencies or is this just part of being a puppy?

I have read a lot on this and there is conflicting information.

What do you think? 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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