12-28-2018, 11:58 PM
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Out of control pup
So i have a 9 month old Jack russel / blue heeler (we think) mix adopred from the humaine society. I have had her since she was 3 months old. Her name is Ava. Over all she is a sweety. But... She is a twit. She is pretty independant and has no problem not listening to your commands. Now my parents sometimes get her to listen to them (but not always) but me, she doesnt listen to me (besides getting her to sit) at all, only when i have a treat in hand. My biggest issue is our walks. I walk her with a gentle lead around her muzzel to help her pulling. But the main trouble is if she doesnt like something, (sometimes it because i tug to much on her muzzel, but usually its cause im not letting her do what she wants like saying hello to other pups or not going the direction she wants to walk) she then starts jumping on me and jumping on her leash (which pulls her muzzel which makes it worse). I tried making her sit which sometimes worked but recently, even if i do make her sit and stay, the moment she is released she immediately went back to the behavior. So recently ive scruffed her (i usually scold with holding the muzzel) and sometimes she gets so crazy (which has been coming more of a thing) that i scruff her and make her lie down but even that she fights me like crazy. (sometimes her jumping seems borderline caotic or maybe aggresive? i dony know. Its the type where u cant tell if its play or angry)
Today she growled at me when i tried scolding her. . . i put her to the ground and scolded her. I dont know what to do anymore. I feel sad. I hate having to be rough with her, its not in my nature i have to really work at being firm with her,even scolding(with my voice) harshly has taken a lot of work for me. Most days when this happens i come home frustrated and near tears. She wont listen, she wont come on command and now she is starting to growl at me. (She just growled again when i moved her around on my bed so i could lay my feet down,even tho it was a soft growl. . . i think it was anyways. . .)
I feel so lost on what to do. Does anyone have any advice? I hate this relationship i have with my pup.