10-24-2015, 05:29 PM
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Your dog likely comes from a puppy mill (where dogs live and give birth in tiny cages). The behavior issues you're describing are incredibly common in dogs that come from those awful places, because they are born and raised in a very damaging environment. The money you paid for this puppy helps keep that puppy mill in business, ensuring that more puppies will be put through the same, which is why I hope you don't ever get another dog from a situation like this...there are plenty of responsible ways to get a dog or puppy.
For housebreaking, there is good advice here: https://www.dogforum.com/housetrainin...-how-tos-2135/
You can find good advice for treating resource guarding in Jean Donaldson's book Mine!
. I would start ASAP. I also advise finding a good professional trainer who can work with you one-on-one while your puppy is still so young to help him overcome the trauma of his early life. Committing to a dog and to helping it learn good life skills is a very responsible thing, but that means doing things like hiring professional help, finding and reading good resources, and putting in a considerable amount of effort. I hope you can do what is necessary for your pup and you to enjoy a bright future together, and that the two of you have a lot of fun along the way.
Last edited by SnackRat; 10-24-2015 at 05:31 PM.