is this pup okay?
(Saint George utah)
I just bought a 6 week old german/australian Shepard puppy from someone who rescued her and her 4 siblings from becoming dog fight bait when she was 5 weeks old. She is wonderful and super smart! And strong! She runs up stairs like my previous dogs have done at 4 months. So to my surprise she has had 2 moments where I wonder if she was hurt or its in her blood. I think the trigger is her scruff, she gets playful turn too growly agressive. I went to pick her up and remove her from the situation and she turns into a scary pup. Growls and bites very very hard head whipping every which way to get a handle on what ever is closest to her. Breaks my heart because we later gently pull on her scruff and she whimpers. So I have seen her get upset when she was picked up and didn't want to be...is there hope to keep that behavior away?