08-10-2009, 11:31 AM
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My dog does the same thing sometimes, he has behavioral issues and we recently began using positive reinforcement (calm voices and treats) instead of negative reinforcement (yelling). When he begins to growl we say "uh uh" then when he quits we call him to us, make him sit, do something else like shake (this gets his focus completely on us) then he gets a treat. He has to stop his growling first though and a calm "uh uh" quiets him down.
If you have not been using a correction word you may be better off calling him to you and getting his attention off the other animals and onto you.