11-02-2011, 05:22 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Hampshire
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Dan, you might also consider what your reaction is (and others in the family) when the puppy "snaps". Do you do something that might be reinforcing the behavior? Do you do something that might be scaring the puppy?
When behaviors escalate, sometimes its because of what happens afterwards that then stimulates the puppy in some way.
Overall, be calm, move slowly, train the puppy to do alternative behaviors (sit, come, etc). Put a harness and leash on the puppy at times you anticipate you might need a "handle" so you don't have to get in there among all those sharp puppy teeth!
We'd love to see a video of the problematic behavior. That would make our help much more accurate! I'm still confused if this is "aggressive" or just normal puppy stuff..