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Old 01-18-2012, 10:37 AM
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Scary puppy behavior (biting)

I have a 5 month old golden retriever and he is a good dog except sometimes when he gets his month on something hes not supposed to have (Kleenex, a wrapper/garbage in the street, etc) he starts growling intently and curls up his nose when you try to get it out. The other day when I went for it, he outright tried to bite me. I try to discipline him and show him whos boss but Im worried hes going to be a biter. He doesnt do it with everything but it is really scary. Any advice???
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I have a 5 month old golden retriever and he is a good dog except sometimes when he gets his month on something hes not supposed to have (Kleenex, a wrapper/garbage in the street, etc) he starts growling intently and curls up his nose when you try to get it out. The other day when I went for it, he outright tried to bite me. I try to discipline him and show him whos boss but Im worried hes going to be a biter. He doesnt do it with everything but it is really scary. Any advice???
This behavior is called "resource guarding". Here is an article on it. You are best off not trying to battle the dog, as you realize this will lead to a bite. There are good and effective ways to train your dog to let go of the item. Check out that thread!
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That's a great thread. Also see 'Mine! a practical guide to resource guarding in dogs' by Julia Donaldson.
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