My Aggressive Chiweenie

by Roxanne
(Hastings, Ne)

I got my dog when he was 8 weeks old. i've never had a problem with him except for his barking. In the past few weeks hes become aggressive towards my husband and daughter. but he never does it to me. He sits on my shoulder and as soon as they come near me he starts to growl and has even snapped at them. He sleeps with me and when he can hear whats going on out in the other rooms he barks and growls, when my husband or daughter come into the room he starts to growl. Why does he do this now? what can i do to stop it? I've heard i need to get him fixed and it will go away is this true? I just dont know why he just started doing this. BTW he is going to be 3 this year does that make a difference? Is he being protective of me? Trying to be the alpha? Any help will be appreciated thank you

Comments for My Aggressive Chiweenie

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 02, 2014
Stop Bad Dog Behavior
by: Adam G. Katz

Hi, Roxanne:

You'll need to start by asking yourself two questions:

1. Does the dog understand that the dog aggression is unwanted behavior?


2. If he understands that he shouldn't be aggressive, then he's choosing to ignore me. In which case, you have a respect issue.

Get a prong collar and a six foot leather leash and learn how to correct your dog in a safe and humane manner. I can guarantee that you'll see an almost immediate, dramatic improvement. Check out to learn more. (You can click on the banner, at right).

And finally: 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.

Be sure to sign up for our free:

Aggressive Dog Training Tips Newsletter

All the best,

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

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to My Aggressive Dog.

250 x 250