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Meet 'Poppy the puppy'. I had her last week. I'm having a few problems though. She seems very aggressive. I had her from a rescue and she keeps biting. When I say biting, I mean BITING. My other half has got a Dachshund and she wants to fight him when she sees him. Teeth out, growling etc. I've never seen this in a puppy before. My other dog 'Red' is scared of her. Opinions/advice? She's 14 weeks old now.

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She is cute. She is trying to establish dominance. She doesn't care who is dominant she just needs to find out.

 

You can try this: Fill a spray bottle with water and every time she tries to bite, spray her with the water and say very firmly: "No! Bad dog!"

 

Every command should be given firmly.

 

Do not let the puppy place its paws on top of you this is a position of dominance.

 

If the puppy barks or acts defiant, pick up a pillow or something and throw it somewhere that the puppy can't get to, this is something the puppy can't do.

 

Do something called "long down" where you force the puppy to stay still with your hands on top of it firmly holding it down for several minutes (careful not to hurt it though of course). You can speak gently to her when she is being held down, unless she struggles to rise.

 

She'll learn fast. Good luck a well trained dog is worth the effort.

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With rescue dogs it can be the luck of the draw regarding abuse/neglect/trauma etc

 

The new owner takes on the unknown and needs patience and care if problems arise

 

Reward and gentle punishment are the order of the day...gloves on for personal protection...

 

Gradually right and wrong can be taught

 

And very cautious socialising with other dogs...

 

Good Luck...!!... [thumbup]

 

V

 

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Awww... that's VERY cute, even with the biting :)

 

As for how to solve it.... Hmm, well you just need to be very firm without being aggressive back.. Show her whos boss and that biting or any aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated...

 

Most likely shes doing it as she was abused in some way and this is the way she fights back. You kinda need to show her that she doesn't have to fight any more. I think the only real way is with time and love her attitude will change..

 

Good on you mate though for getting a rescue dog.. Nothing makes me madder than animal cruelty...

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Grats on the new family addition.

 

I am with vango and if your efforts are fruitless, puppy school. Maybe get a book for more tips. The pup is young and will learn...just takes time and patience. You're the boss. Pup needs to know you're the boss.

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She's a cute looking pup but she definitely has a defiance/obedience disorder that can not only appear in children but is common in smaller breeds of dogs especially but can also appear in large breeds such as Labs. Such disorders usually require professional intervention which would amount to a psychologist doing behaviour modification.The dog has basically got to be "reprogrammed" which effectively is to break him of the behaviour by creating an unpleasant reaction every time he acts out so that he will grow to associate his bad behaviour and nasty outbursts with negative and unpleasant things happening to him.

 

It's no good to hit or rap a dog's nose with a newspaper etc. because that will only cause him to fear or resent you.You may want to try filling a spray bottle with water and whenever he exhibits aggression he gets a good spray of water in his face,this doesn't hurt him but he won't like it one bit and he won't associate the water coming from you as he would with a newspaper or slipper etc.The thing is with this method is that it has to be done immediately after his bad behaviour because dogs don't have the same concept of time that humans have and can't associate punishment as little as two minutes after the fact with what they had done and this also has to be consistant and done with each and every outburst so that he can make absolutely no mistake that his behaviour was the cause of the face full of spray.This is why professional intervention works better because they have methods of setting up situations that can produce the most successful results.Good luck with it.

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Pit Bull right? It will most likely be a killer. Those bites will take away flesh and bone when it becomes an adult. There are tons of statistics on "dangerous" dogs on the internet. Here are just a couple of articles:

 

25 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

 

Death and Serious Injury from Dog Attacks

 

There will no doubt be many who will chime in and dispute this. I have known owners who have had no problems with them, and others that have killed other dogs and mauled children.

 

No way I would own one. Beware.

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Pit Bull right? It will most likely be a killer. Those bites will take away flesh and bone when it becomes an adult. There are tons of statistics on "dangerous" dogs on the internet. Here are just a couple of articles:

 

25 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

 

Death and Serious Injury from Dog Attacks

 

There will no doubt be many who will chime in and dispute this. I have known owners who have had no problems with them, and others that have killed other dogs and mauled children.

 

No way I would own one. Beware.

 

don't believe this hype......

most people can't even correctly identify a APBT, as i've proven here before.

next time she bites, flip her over & bite (nip) her on her belly......sounds pervish I know....but it works.

do that each time she bites, and within a few days, she'll stop.

 

btw, that pup's NOT pureblood APBT.

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Sad. But I've decided to return her. She's constantly biting Red and he's really upset now and scared of her. She's done a lot of damage to him.

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This is just some. He's got a real cut behind his ear and cuts to his penis. So, enough's enough.

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A lot of the problem with pitbulls lies directly in the hands of the owners.Pitbulls as a breed are prone to aggression and being territorial and protective but they have to be trained diligently to get these traits to develop to the point that the dog become a liability.Dog trainer friends of mine own 3 pit bulls and they dogs are actually big babies and are as gentle and affectionate as you'd ever wish a dog to be.The problem is hardly ever the dog but is down to the owner/trainer who programs the dog and imprints aggressive behaviour in him.

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don't believe this hype......

most people can't even correctly identify a APBT, as i've proven here before.

next time she bites, flip her over & bite (nip) her on her belly......sounds pervish I know....but it works.

do that each time she bites, and within a few days, she'll stop.

 

btw, that pup's NOT pureblood APBT.

Problem solved! Send your Pit Bull (mix) to this guy and let him bite her nipples. I told you "they" would come out of the woodwork.

 

By the way, I believe fighting dogs are mean aggressive killers as a matter of genetics. Not a product of the way their owners spanked them or sent them to the wrong schools. Fighting dogs were bred to kill. The weaker and more timid ones were either killed in the pit/ring or killed by their owners because they would not fight. This has been going on for millenniums. It still happens today across America (Michael Vic) and most assuredly in other countries as well. Over thousands of years, this produces a vicious breed of killers, much like the way thoroughbred horses and other animals are genetically engineered.

 

Unfortunately the above poster does not have any life experience with these animals and has not done any research on the topic either. Is every Pit Bull a vicious killer? Of course not. I think most are and yours already was showing signs of aggression. You did the right thing by getting rid of it. When it got bigger, it would have killed your other dog and maybe even you.

 

Sorry,

Woolly

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Problem solved! Send your Pit Bull (mix) to this guy and let him bite her nipples. I told you "they" would come out of the woodwork.

 

By the way, I believe fighting dogs are mean aggressive killers as a matter of genetics. Not a product of the way their owners spanked them or sent them to the wrong schools. Fighting dogs were bred to kill. The weaker and more timid ones were either killed in the pit/ring or killed by their owners because they would not fight. This has been going on for millenniums. It still happens today across America (Michael Vic) and most assuredly in other countries as well. Over thousands of years, this produces a vicious breed of killers, much like the way thoroughbred horses and other animals are genetically engineered.

 

Unfortunately the above poster does not have any life experience with these animals and has not done any research on the topic either. Is every Pit Bull a vicious killer? Of course not. I think most are and yours already was showing signs of aggression. You did the right thing by getting rid of it. When it got bigger, it would have killed your other dog and maybe even you.

 

Sorry,

Woolly

 

i've met few people so mis-informed and off base as WOOLLY......are you over 20?

 

1. pitts are used as fighters because they're NOT HUMAN AGGRESSIVE....would you want to break up a dogfight knowing the animal would turn on you? dogfighters are cowards so they've chosen an animal they can handle.

 

2. killers are trained, not bred....learn a bit about dogs before posting such rubbish.

 

3. no life experience? I guess you weren't there w/me when I was working to break up local dogfighting rings and help the unfortunate refugees....you've probably never been closer to a Pitt than 50 ft....except on your TV screen.

 

lastly, using YOUR logic(?) since we as a species have become so vicious toward each other, we should all be erradicated before we all go haywire and.....

oh well...where's that cyanide pill?

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good decision, im a dog lover, and while theres good and bad traits in all breeds, certain breeds do have inherant traits that require certain / special attention. Pits sometimes get a bad rap, but they do have a dominant trait. with them, responsible breeding, paying attention to temperament is key to having a social dog. if you find a responsible breeder of pts and staffordshire terriers, and socialize the pup from day one, train it, obedience classes, you'll have one of the best and smartest dogs ever. if not, you'll be on the 6 o'clock news cuz he has terrorized the neighborhood...

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It's not a Pit bull, it's a staff cross and although I do believe a dog is what you make it. This puppy was too aggressive for my other dog 'Red'. It was hurting him and I couldn't let it go on. I have four Staffies and they are great dogs. None of them had this streak in them. I think it's a dog to be in a one dog family and then they can take time to get it sorted. My dog is totally different today. Happy again and playful. A lesson learned.

Thanks for the input.

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...and thanks from Red.

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glad it worked out for you, and Red is certainly beautiful !!

 

I apologize for any feathers I ruffled w/my last post, but as y'all can tell....this is MY "cause".

 

a little neutral info that may be of interest....

the most highly decorated search & rescue dog in American history, is a female APBT named Nelly.

on 9/11/01, more APBTs died when the twin towers fell than all other rescue breeds combined that day. [crying]

 

again, sorry for my overly passionate display....

and, biting their NIPPLES???? nooo.....just the side of the belly. [laugh]

don't forget to spit out the fur.

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