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Old 10-30-2011, 09:22 PM
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Identifying pup's agressive behavior and Nipping it in the Butt!!

I have a 4 month bichon, poodle, schnauzer, shih tzu mix who's recently been exhibiting behavior.... primarily in the form of growling and then biting!!

First instance happened when I was cleaning his muzzle area with a wet cloth, he growled and then bit me.

Second instance he was in a puppy frenzy so I picked him up and cradled him on his back, all the while he's still in frenzy mode. While on his back, he bit my finger.

How does one identify aggressive behavior and what is to be done after it's exhibited?

Both cases, skin was broken... and quite painful
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Once skin has been broken its best to find a behaviorist. I can bet the pup felt overwhelmed while restrained and you did not listen to warnings so he bit. Holding down an animal/restraining an animal, can lead to bites. I would refrain from doing so in the future.
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I read some of your posts and you certainly have lots of knowledge of these beautiful creatures.

I am his master and he needs to know that biting is unacceptable. How do I convey this?
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I am his master and he needs to know that biting is unacceptable. How do I convey this?
I would definitely get at least a trainer based on this statement. Association of Pet Dog Trainers - Dog Training Resources You teach a dog not to bite by not putting it in situations where it is going to and working on positively associating yourself with the pup. A trainer can step you through this.
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I've been perusing all the great content on this site, particularly the puppies forum and realized that my pup is exhibiting all the classic symptoms of being taken away from his mother and the litter too soon (he's a recent rescue).

He has no boundaries when it comes to play biting and I've seen this first-hand at the dog park with other dogs.

perhaps its best to continue socialization around other dogs so "they" can teach him dog boundaries.

I almost think its beneficial to have an older dog "snap" at him when he plays too aggressively?

Thoughts?
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I've been perusing all the great content on this site, particularly the puppies forum and realized that my pup is exhibiting all the classic symptoms of being taken away from his mother and the litter too soon (he's a recent rescue).

He has no boundaries when it comes to play biting and I've seen this first-hand at the dog park with other dogs.

perhaps its best to continue socialization around other dogs so "they" can teach him dog boundaries.

I almost think its beneficial to have an older dog "snap" at him when he plays too aggressively?

Thoughts?
I think that you should have a very experienced professional evaluate the pup and help guide you through this situation!
The link in Seebrown's post should help you to find a great trainer.
And this link may help you to find a behaviorist!
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First instance happened when I was cleaning his muzzle area with a wet cloth, he growled and then bit me.
This sounds like your puppy has some handeling issues. Find a trainer who can help you to countercondition and desensitize your puppy!
Also read up on https://www.dogforum.com/dog-behavior...signals-10084/ so that you can better read your dog! Do not ignore his warnings, especially a growl.

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Second instance he was in a puppy frenzy so I picked him up and cradled him on his back, all the while he's still in frenzy mode. While on his back, he bit my finger.
Don't do this! As Pawz said animals often find it very scary when restrained by humans, especially so with shy/fearful dogs and/or dogs with handling issues!
It could also be that your puppy was just very overstimulated at that moment (zoomies!) and mouthed too hard.
It is hard to say which as we did not see the incident nor are we able to meet your puppy. Because of this, it is extremely impotrant for a professional to evaluate your puppy so that you fully understand what is going on and also get the in-person help only a good trainer or behaviorist can offer!


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Both cases, skin was broken... and quite painful
I can't say it enough!
I really think you need to find a professional to help you!
Read this thread. It has several additional links that may help you find a professional!
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-behavior...-posting-2868/

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Can't thank you enough for your detailed reply!

Is it too late for my little guy to learn good manners from other dogs at the park or dog social gatherings?

Just the other day he bit the tail of a much bigger dog and it yelped.... naturally Murray (my pup) got freaked out and then resumed play.

On another occasion he was being over rambunctious with an older smaller dog and she snapped at at his muzzle.... he immediately stopped horsing around.

He's 4 months and my preference is for him to learn right and wrong from the neighborhood dogs....

Is this a good strategy?
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No. stop all play dates with other dogs until your trainer guides you to that step. When that happens it should be one dog the puppy meets at a time, more than one will be over stimulating.
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ditto the others. you definitely do not want another dog to "snap" at him. remember that you cannot solve "aggression" issues with aggression... you might have a better understanding if you read this sticky:
https://www.dogforum.com/dog-training...-fallout-4776/



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While having older dogs interact with him can help him learn bite inhibition, I do recommend having a trainer come out. It requires the right "kind" of dog to correct him, a dog that is going to be patient and not overcorrect him. Not just any older dog will do. I see what you are getting at though but an impatient older dog that overdoes the correction can make it worse. If that makes sense.



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