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Aggressive Puppy #6898817
06/13/20 09:30 PM
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Has anyone ever seen a 8 week old puppy be flat out aggressive towards people? I got this puppy only 5 days ago. It's a redbone. She's a nice pup in every other way... playful, into everything, but stubborn. The only time she's shown aggression is when you try to take something from her that she doesn't want you to take. And then it's only when it's something she REALLY doesn't want you to take... as I spend all day long taking things from her and she only does this now and then.

So this happened about 10 minutes ago (it's not the first instance, there's been at least half a dozen more but this one was the most intense). She grabbed a paper towel that had fallen from the table onto the floor and packed it over to the towel she sleeps on and proceeded to tear it up. So I go over there and grab the big piece of paper towel and she still has a piece maybe 3" in diameter, I go to take it from her mouth and won't let go so I open her mouth and take it... and as soon as I do she was growling, snarling, and snapping at me. This is definitely not playing.

Obviously I won't have a dog that is aggressive to humans. Any suggestions on how to nip this in the bud NOW? I've never heard of a puppy that young being mean that way.

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Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898826
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Pup needs to get a understanding on who the alpha female is!


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Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898829
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Show the puppy who is boss

Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: Scout1] #6898846
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Originally Posted by Scout1
Pup needs to get a understanding on who the alpha female is!

X2


Common sense is a not a vegetable that does well in everyone's garden.
Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898849
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The way my Mrs handled an aggressive pitbull pup years ago was show her who is the boss, the pup pulled pretty much the same stunt as what your's did.... my Mrs snacked the crap out of the pup... she turned out to be a great dog, and very well minded too... sometimes it takes a little tough love..


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Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898853
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you might try just pinning her to the ground or floor, and holding her there til she accepts that youre in charge. when she gets aggressive, do this immediately. since shes so young, she shouldnt be too hard to break of this habit. good luck. also, i hope the healing is progressing quickly.

Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898865
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For dogs, lying on the back and exposing the belly is how to show submission.

You can make her assume this position by rolling her over on her back and holding her down. Her position should convince her you're the boss.

Jim


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Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898880
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You may have to allow her to fulfill her mission in life.......hunt bear


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Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: AntiGov] #6898891
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Originally Posted by AntiGov
You may have to allow her to fulfill her mission in life.......hunt bear


grin I think she could whup a 2x coon right now, LOL.

Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898903
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Some dogs are plain nuts nothing you can do.


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Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898913
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I have had a number of male Labs in my life. A couple of them, when they were around a year old, decided they growl at me when I was training/and/or disciplining them. I immediately grabbed them and put them on their back and bit them hard on the throat, growling and snarling myself all the time. I came up spitting hair but neither of those dogs ever growled at me again.

Forgot to add...I agree with Law Dog that there are crazy dogs in this world.

Moosetrot

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Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898922
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Good to hear your up and about.
I got to meet you and Drifter at a trapper convention some where in Illinois before you moved south.

Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898938
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She's small enough still if you grab her by the back of the neck. And pick her up off the ground she should instantly
Submit to you. Watch for face barking around other dogs All So. This results in fights at the tree.


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Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: James] #6898942
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Originally Posted by James
For dogs, lying on the back and exposing the belly is how to show submission.

You can make her assume this position by rolling her over on her back and holding her down. Her position should convince her you're the boss.

Jim



Do this and at the same time growl and snarl shaking her, don’t need to shake the pup really hard just enough to let it know you alpha when it gives up continue briefly and then let it go and ingnore it for a good while which is important, don’t go making baby noises or petting it or your just going to confuse it

Might have to do it a couple times before it gets it into its head that your boss

Some dogs never do giv up but thankfully there rare because there is only one thing to do unless you ok with having a dangerous animal around





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Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898952
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A redbone, is a aggressive breed. You need to train her early. What are you going to use her for.

Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6898954
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Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: Gator Foot] #6898975
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Originally Posted by dirtydogtrapping
She's small enough still if you grab her by the back of the neck. And pick her up off the ground she should instantly
Submit to you. Watch for face barking around other dogs All So. This results in fights at the tree.


She definitely doesn't like being picked up by the back of the neck. But once you set her down she'll do the same thing again 30 seconds later.

Originally Posted by Gator Foot
A redbone, is a aggressive breed. You need to train her early. What are you going to use her for.


I've had several redbones but none that were aggressive. Just coon hunting.

Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: Moosetrot] #6898977
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Originally Posted by Moosetrot
I have had a number of male Labs in my life. A couple of them, when they were around a year old, decided they growl at me when I was training/and/or disciplining them. I immediately grabbed them and put them on their back and bit them hard on the throat, growling and snarling myself all the time. I came up spitting hair but neither of those dogs ever growled at me again.

Forgot to add...I agree with Law Dog that there are crazy dogs in this world.

Moosetrot

After what you described, it maybe the pot calling the kettle black when u speak of crazy dogs. Lol

Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: yotetrapper30] #6899143
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I've raised and trained male labs all my life. Some were aggressive when young. I agree with everyone saying you have to show her who is boss and flipping them on their backs then holding them there until they submit is an excellent way of doing that.

My first step is always just a stern "NO" command. Sometimes that is enough for a dog willing to please and/or not too aggressive. It doesn't sound like that will be enough in your case.

Cuffs up side the head with varying amounts of force are a good lesson on who's the boss and things not to be done is and is usually my second step.

Flipping and holding is the third step up and if they still don't get it, you might have to go all "Moosetrot" on her.

I've rarely needed or used a E-collar with my labs and it is not an option for your pup being so young and small but my current hard-headed, aggressive, super-hunter requires one.

Finally, I agree with LawDog, Some dogs you just can't reach.

Good luck and let us know how things progress.



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Re: Aggressive Puppy [Re: Moosetrot] #6899163
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Originally Posted by Moosetrot
I have had a number of male Labs in my life. A couple of them, when they were around a year old, decided they growl at me when I was training/and/or disciplining them. I immediately grabbed them and put them on their back and bit them hard on the throat, growling and snarling myself all the time. I came up spitting hair but neither of those dogs ever growled at me again.

Forgot to add...I agree with Law Dog that there are crazy dogs in this world.

Moosetrot

Hahahahahahaha, I swear that's one of the funniest posts I've seen in a long time. From here on out if anyone say's I had to go full on Moosey on'em, we'll know it got ugly and done lol. Lug summed it up perfectly.


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