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Essex1

Our 6 month old Rottweiler get really really aggressive sometimes. Especially when trying to lead him somewhere. Biting scratching. The noise is awful. Is this normal puppy dominance behaviour? Shall we get him the chop?

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binky

dog pschology is dominace based ie they all want to be pack leader. So you need to work out how to keep pup in his place or he will grow up dominating you. This does not mean hitting or general violence to the dog - if you do that it will grow up thinking violence is good! All pups though can and will challenge you, same as kids do.

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kerching

Buy the book....."why does my dog do that?" And read it!

Very informative....and it worked for our 4!

I have yet to see "why does my Wife do that" in print!......but if it is as good as the dog book then they are on to a winner

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Barx

Buy the book....."why does my dog do that?" And read it!

Very informative....and it worked for our 4!

I have yet to see "why does my Wife do that" in print!......but if it is as good as the dog book then they are on to a winner

 

Do they do a 'Why does my child do that?'......

 

Wonder if it will work on my 2....

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Apache

Puppy needs consistency. Various training methods work. The 'tradition' dominance method does work, but has fallen somewhat out of favour for positive methods training.

 

I would advise you to speak to your vet and see if they can recommend a good behaviourist. You can buy a book, you MUST apply the rules consistently. The same rules MUST be followed by all members of the family - especially children.

 

Castration my help, but try behaviour techniques first - I prefer the dog to be full adult size myself.

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Essex1

I really do not want to chop them off if it is not required. From what I have read it is a 50/50 guess at whether it would actually change anything either.

We have a trainer and when he nipped her she held him down (not hurting him at all) and he was going crazy. He did not like it and if he got loose he would have bitten her very badly. The trainer stressed that he must never be allowed to win those battles. We have been in similar positions with him a few times since and he is definetely submitting a lot sooner. He is a great dog and this is only on occasions he behaves this way but it only takes one time doesn't it?

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Onoff

Do they do "Why Doesn't My Wife Do THAT?"  :Blushing

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kerching

Do they do "Why Doesn't My Wife Do THAT?"  :Blushing

Medical,research has proven beyond doubt that this is connecetd DIRECTLY. To the Moody Bitch Arsiness nerve

Quoted...."the arsiness refusal,nerve in women runs from the lower phalange of the third finger left left hand., directly through the PARTNERS wallet and anticipation receiving neural matrix in the partners groin/brain. It then carries on from there back into the womans vocal cords". Pre marriage this nerve is dormant, it is activated by precious metals and precious or semi-precious stones touching the 'third finger left hand"

Unfortunately there is no known cure other than murder,,divorce, extra marital affair, Rhohipnol etc

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Apache

You need a different trainer..............

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Onoff

You need a different trainer..............

 

Or a chocolate **** that shoots money!  :lol:

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Sidewinder

Ok, on a different scale, size wise.

We have 3, yes, 3 Jack Russell Terrorists her.

They, ALL, cower when any of us shout.

They have never been beaten, smacked yes, but, not often, beaten, no.

As has been suggested, it is all to do with the pack mentality.

The humans MUST be the Alpha's, the dog MUST be the Omega.

It's a dog, it MUST do as it's told.

This is, NOT, an option for the dog.

To be honest verbal scolding must be enough for the dog to behave.

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Canoeboy

I used to have dogs, have cats now and then acquired a monkee......


Steps pschology is dominace based ie he wants to be pack leader. So you need to work out how to keep Steps in his place or he will grow up dominating you. 

 

 

I corrected the reply for you for SSS's benefit   :innocent

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Andy™

large dog... aggressive behavior... lets hope it only attacks you and not some innocent person who just happened to be somewhere near

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Essex1

large dog... aggressive behavior... lets hope it only attacks you and not some innocent person who just happened to be somewhere near

Oh dear.

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Apache

Seriously - you need a better trainer. Their behaviour is wrong and unacceptable.

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Essex1

Seriously - you need a better trainer. Their behaviour is wrong and unacceptable.

To be honest she is our second. The first was awful. I liked this one.

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binky

look up Barbera Woodhouse 'and sit!!' though she may be a bit old school. Basically treat similar to children, positive re-inforcement of good behaviour and ignore the animal when mis-behaving. You will need to give it lots of attention to achieve this, but you will end up with a really good dog that you can walk off a lead without worrying other dog owners / people in general. The other important point is making sure the dog gets LOTS of exercise, that way they are tired rather than bored and don't make so much mischief.

 

With a dog your size I would also be very mindful of playing 'with teeth' ie letting the dog mouth your hand, that way it won't do the same to anyone else. I am guilty of not following this rule, but a jack russell is a bit different to a Rotty. Socialise it a lot with other dogs, try and give it a lot of new experiences every day, like walking on a lead in town. And a real defo, teach your dog to walk to heel rather than let it drag you down the road as so many people do these days.

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apprentice87

I have to laugh when someone says their dog "nipped" someone. No it did not it ******* well bit them. I would beat the living daylights out of the thing, would not bite me a second time, it needs to be taught that ALL humans are boss before you end up being one of these people in the paper whinging that the dog killed their grandchild..

 

I take it from your "oh dear" comment that you think it is amusing the prospect of your dog biting someone??? With an attitude like that i hope the thing tears you to bits..

 

john..

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Essex1

Aggressive behaviour towards a dog?  What behaviour do you think that dog will learn to do?  This is basic training and your post that you would 'beat the living daylights out of the thing' is just ridiculous and to be honest would only end up in you being torn to pieces and the dog being put down.  Loose loose situation.

 

Let's get a little perspective here.  He is 7 months old.  We will have a large, powerful dog as do many tens of thousands of people in the UK.  We want to be responsible owners and start this now.

 

There is a clear difference between a nip and a bite.  Do you own a dog?  I have had dogs all my life.  

 

​The oh dear comment was a direct response to Andy's post.  Read it.

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apprentice87

Yes, you need to teach it who is in charge though!! You cannot have it thinking that behaving is an option. I knew someone that had one once, i had the misfortune to have to take the thing for a walk a few times. [They were my boss] not the dog the owners!] Strength of the thing was unbeliveable. The owners were ******* though. You would be summoned to sit in the office and the thing would come and sit 6 inches from your bollocks snarling at you while the owners laughed. No idea what happened to it in the end, guess some of the other drivers do though....

 

john..

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Essex1

you do this by being strong, calm and assertive.  Not aggressiveness.  That is just a recipe for disaster.  All dogs have the ability to do damage.  All the trainers I have spoken with say dogs are a shadow of their owners.  Trust me, there is nothing more that I want then a calm, kind family dog.  This is why I am asking for as much advice as I can to help in the achievement of that goal.

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apprentice87

Trainers could well be right. I know my other half has got horses [complete waste of money..] They will try to face you down and push you about, so you have to push them back. It is the same with all "herd" or "pack" animals, they squabble to see who is in charge. They will do it with you too, and with horses, if you let them think they are above you, then they will treat you as they treat other. "lower down" horses, expect to get kicked and bitten....  They will treat you as they would treat another horse.. That is why a stallion is a bit hot to handle, they try to decide they are in charge and that is the end of that, especially when there are mares about!! Do not know about rottweilers, but they will very definitely try to treat humans as another dog, so i suppose the same applies. Saw a film once called "spoilt rottie" [google it, but for gawds sake not when your missus or kids are about!!!] Oh yes, they will try to treat a human as a dog ok....

 

john...

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Essex1

It is strange that horses when they bite tend not to be put down in the same way a dog would.

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apprentice87

I know, and a horse is a bastard of a thing. If it thinks it is in charge and has a go at you, there is only going to be one winner, and it will not be you.... I know someone years ago and a stallion picked them up by the neck and held them up in the air and they bled to death. No idea what happened to the horse..

 

john..


There is only one thing stupider than a horse, and that is its owner..... Apache will testify to that i think!!!

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misssweden

I beg to differ. The only thing more stupid would be anyone who dates a horse owner and think they will have priority over the horse :P

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