Jealous St. Bernard Becomes Aggressive

by Dawn

My 7 month old St. Bernard puppy just came to live with us 3 days ago. Tonight, my husband was talking to our 6 yr old Labrador & the St pounced on the lab, held her down & was trying to bite her in the head. My husband panicked, & started yelling, but when I ran into the room, I gave the st her commands & she stopped & looked at me which gave hubs time to pull her off our lab.

Why would this otherwise docile puppy behave in such a jealous manner? And is there anything we can do to be sure it doesn't happen again? We have small grandchildren around daily.

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Dec 30, 2013
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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