05-21-2015, 11:22 AM
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Super Aggressive Puppy
Hi everyone. I have a 12 week old puppy who is an absolute terror. Today he latched into me and I have 7 lacerations on my hands from him. We got him about 3 weeks ago and now he's being such a jerk. He bites me and only me, but he does it at random times. He bit me before when he was outside and I tried to pick him up to take him inside. He did it again today whenever he ran off with a toy. I walked after him and he dropped the toy, but then tried to hide behind the couch. I called him out and he came to me, but as soon as I tried to pick him up he bit me like crazy.
Now I'm keeping a leash on him so I don't even have to touch him, but this is getting ridiculous. He's in his crate right now, but I want to have a leash on him all the time now until he goes to sleep. He's completely fine until I try to crate him. He's usually fine if he's near his crate, but if he's in another room then he snaps. I've tried to lure him closer to the crate by playing with him, but he's smart and stays away. Now the only way I can crate him is by putting a slip leash on him and pulling him towards his crate. He's fine with going in since I'm crate training him, but I don't know what to do to prevent him from biting me. He will go in the crate on command, but if he's in another room (whether I give the "crate" command or not) then he tries to snap at me.
I'm unsure if this is dominance aggression or not. He tries to mount me and my mother and he jumps up on us constantly (we're breaking that too). He used to be food and toy aggressive when we first got him and he used to snap at my face (and he's bit me several times in the face whether I'm sitting or I pick him up). e're training him, but now there's an increase in his aggression. What can I do for this little terror? I'm so lost ...
-LT and Cricket