Take him on car rides even if it’s just to drive around for 15-20 minutes. We had a cat once that was well litter box trained and started peeing in the potted plants and on clothing laying on the floor. Assertive does NOT equal physical violence, I refer only to attitudes and mannerisms. We have a 2 year old pit bull we’ve had since he was 5 weeks old. He’s been warning you, RESPECT HIM for this because so far he’s not bitten. So I have learned nothing. P.S. It does sound like you’ve got quite a circle of resource guarding going on so is likely the direction I would pursue for solutions. Unless you find a dog behavior savvy new owner, re-homing can have the affect of simply making a dog someone else’s problem — especially if the dog’s issues aren’t disclosed to the new owner(s)! I have a Black Lab male (neutered) that just turned 3 years old, and recently he’s started to show aggression towards one member of the family. I watch them carefully around him because of the previous instances I do not trust him to be around them with out my husband or I. I’d sit beside him, he’d growl at me. He is a great boy besides this little attitude thing he has going. I know I am largely at fault too, BUT IS IT MY FAULT TO WANT TO BE WITH MY DOG? They also can command him. They’re trying to tell us something and it’s our job to figure out what this something is. Dolly will bark at Gimli when he comes in from outside. Just simply walking away gives a dog what he wants. Give it a few minutes, go back and try again. We do not let them out together. I personally don’t think there’s any domination involved. I don’t recommend sticking your hands in a dog food bowl when they’re eating as a general rule. Although I totally get it that it’s very annoying when our dogs bark out of control (I live with this every day so I get it) trying to physically restrain an excited dog who’s focused on his excitement is a good way to get bit. For example, hypothyroidism can cause aggression. Do you think this could be a jealousy thing because he has become so close to my husband?? I love him and I don’t want to gt rid of him. Hi everyone, It's how they “speak”. Thank you. Have you taken him to the vet to rule out any pain he may experience when laying on his side? I don’t know what’s wrong or why he reacts that way. I saw your posting about the pup growling and biting. I don’t believe you instill the feeling of safety in a dog by putting your hands on them to correct them. Always look for medical reasons first and then I’d suggest you read the other posts in this thread and also in a corresponding topic “Understanding Dog Bite Behavior” for more information and thoughts/suggestions on helping his behavior. I’m willing to do some time consuming training because I really love my dog and I want him to have the best life quality possible. So that’s what I did and I got bit :) I have been hand feeding her the past two weeks and that has helped A LOT! Now I just don’t touch him at all if he’s laying on me. This may help you to learn how to keep other triggers from affecting your dog. Could be another dog, a cat, a toy … whatever. We also put him in his crate when company comes over as he is not very friendly to all strangers although some are fine we just remove the chance. She is currently 9 weeks old and growls and tries to bite anytime you try to pick her up.. is this normal I have no idea how to correct this problem my vet today told me this dog will most likely need to be put down. You might want to read my How to Meet a Dog which may help you. The parents in the new story had a perfect investigative solution and like they did, I’d set up some webcams and/or recording devices in strategic locations where your child and dog commonly interact most often. He did it again anyway, and was wagging his tail a little at the same time! This won’t be easy but you absolutely need to find his triggers so you can pursue the correct counter-conditioning method for each of the things that send him into growl-mode. Please do research resource guarding and see if your boy fits that behavior. It growls to let you know that it's afraid, in pain, or needs for you to back away from its possessions or territory. The two are associated yes, but they are not the same thing so please don’t be confused. Even though his behavior strikes me as simply behavior issues, I would still visit the vet (YOU take him not dad) get him checked over real good and include a blood test for thyroid levels. My sister bought him as a pup, and ever since has lived in our home. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. We got him from a puppy at 6-8 wks old and Let’s say he gets into the garbage. I see part of the problem as your dog is sensing your fear and this is making things worse as well. A dog in pain can be very unpredictable and yes, aggressive at times. Somewhere inside of you, you (and all family members!) Should I keep every room sufficiently lit at night? Thank god my husband was home. It worked and he has been doing really well until the last couple weeks. He’s also become more “aggresive”. Both breeds are known for picking their favorite family member and although they will protect the whole household they have their special person where the bond is the tightest, which is why sheps are often called “one man dogs.” Out of the entire dog breed community, I do believe that Sheps and Chows are probably the most likely to bond in this way. People have different scents to dogs. NOW this dog growls at me, and let me tell you it was a weird feeling. I would venture to say that this behavior didn’t start recently, it’s something that’s been building for awhile — perhaps even years. I need help with my dog. Contact us! Is this possible. You fear that a devastating attack is underway. He used to growl too when we touch his food while he is eating but he outgrew the habit. Unfortunately, your dog senses your fear. If I were constantly looking over my shoulder because I was afraid my husband was going to physically correct me for something, how does that make me feel safe? I have tried to determine triggers. They need a strong owner willing to work with them and show lots of love. NO faking it, find a way to make it really happen. But we’ve learned it’s her way of communicating. We have a German Shepherd that just turned 3 years old and is beginning Tail wagging doesn’t always mean a dog is happy so don’t fall into that old fable. Due to immense pain, our dog let out a loud cry that made me and my sister run to him in an effort to comfort him. My sister shares my apartment but the dog will simply avoid her if it needs to — the dog will avoid me, and I’ll try to avoid the dog to not trigger her, but she’ll growl and tense up when I enter a room (she lays in the doorway to the kitchen and to the living room so I HAVE to pass her). Additionally, it’s a good idea to consult with and hire a good dog behaviorist in your area — one that is skilled in counter-conditioning methods. When are dogs are “out of control” excited by something they are “in the zone” of being able to concentrate on just that one thing. Growling is a natural behavior that dogs use to communicate a variety of feelings. He was a surrender from a family that had a female boxer and a 3 year old daughter. Except for some typo corrections I made, the letter below is directly from the email Freddy sent and is complete as he wrote it. This may actually make your pup’s behavior worse, leading to a bite. it’s so bad that i’m about to the point of popping him in face but we know that’s not right, but it’s that bad!! need to muster courage and authority and treat your dog in a consistent fashion for everything, growly behavior or otherwise. You said you’ve been bitten four times and your parents haven’t done anything about this other than to threaten him with a slipper that’s not going to be used to reprimand the dog. That one obviously has a bias against Rotties!) Another time he was laying on the floor in entryway and my husband (he If the potential is for her to gain unnecessary weight on two feedings a day, that’s easy, cut the amount of food for each feeding if you decide to feed twice a day. We have had no problems with him up until about 4 days ago. I have a working dog. Recently, I guess about the last 6-8 months he’s started growling at me for no reason. It was a struggle always to get him to back down. German Shepherd Tracks Down Help for Owner Needing Immediate Medical Attention, Pilots'n'Paws – Rex – Honorary Marine with the Power to Heal, Police K9 Returns to Work After Losing Leg to Cancer, Dogs Die from Rat Poison Exposure in Columbus, Wisconsin. The dog is normally wherever I am. I was trying to give him a treat. He used to be friendly when he was still a pup, especially to everyone in the home (my mom, dad and other sisters). Learn how to better read your dog’s signals is another something I would delve into. I guess she also did this with her first litter also. Put the shoes in the closet, take away from view anything he’s not supposed to have. My hope is that you prove me wrong because I’d really like to be wrong here, but if I’m right, your child is in danger because of his or her actions towards the dog. I love him to pieces and I would do anything for him but I am uncomfortable with him especially when it comes to the kids(whom he has grown up with). Gracie loves to carry toys around in her mouth. I knew that she was showing signs of ‘food aggression’ and the week before I had stopped feeding her twice a day, to only once (per our vet’s suggestion–she said that Lucy’s metabolism will be slowing down and that feeding once a day will be more healthy). I’m not accusing your child of abusing your dog, I’m saying it’s the very first thing that comes to mind with the information you’ve given. Have patience and use positive feedback for the pup. He’s in perfectly good health; just a spoiled brat. He also likes bossing us around by showing his teeth whenever he wants to get what he wants, although of course my parents wouldn’t like that. I did not know where else to turn.. but last night, when my husband and I were wrestling, she thought I was hurting him so she rushed to his aid! There are many good articles on this that you can find by Googling. Humans simply expect a dog to instinctively behave according to human rules — period. It’s believed by many that hand feeding promotes the dog’s understanding that the person holding the dog’s meal in their hand is the boss. I don’t think keeping him away from you when you eat is a bad idea at all. After reading the article I put my two furkids on a good vitamin supplement and I’d say about 6 weeks later there was a slight improvement in Riley’s reactivity level. I covered his nose with my hand and told him to “STOP IT” in a sharp tone. Sensitive Areas. Do you have any suggestions for Freddy? You’re on the couch and he considers the couch as “his.” I would for sure look at resource guarding, the more you learn about it the more you’ll either agree or disagree it’s at least part of or your dog’s problem or maybe the whole problem. As always before proceeding with any behavior altering techniques of any kind, get mom and dad to take your dog to the vet for a thorough exam including they thyroid testing I have mentioned in probably a bazillion places on our website. It works the same way with dogs. If Gimli has something, he will let anyone in the house take it, me, my husband or my 23 year old son (when he’s home from college) except ify daughter tries he will growl at her. My feeling as to why your Louie bit your boyfriend is that your boyfriend approached a very excited dog who was focused on what was exciting him and your boyfriend tried to stop his excited behavior by touching him while in this very excited state which not only startled him but interrupted what Lou thought was right in protecting his family. Since we couldn’t release our dog’s foot without touching him, my dad had to destroy the locks of the door. It doesn’t, it makes me afraid to do things and trashes my self-confidence all to pieces. Rottweiler puppies are very energetic and strong. Lights on for safety! So, do *not* surmise you have the same thing going on with your dog as we do with ours. The first thing I’d do is get him to the vet for a full checkup including blood work for hypothyroidism and his eyesight. A dog with low self-esteem is more likely to bite than a confident dog. If Really Stupid is stamped on your forehead you will then (a) drive the dog a long way from home and dump it in a field somewhere, (b) beat the dog for biting you, (c) take the dog out behind the barn and shoot it or (d) have the dog euthanized. Add to that your dog likely saw the lizard as an intruder is my guess and he was protecting his family. Another time he growled because Amanda asked him to get off the couch. Give the pup a gentle massage and lots of treats to make it positive and repetition helps so it becomes part of his/her day. afraid he will bite someone. If you get the right vet, interview a few and find a good dog trainer while respecting the breed…I promise you they will grow to protect your family with all their mightyness.. My Clyde, who I was afraid would bite my daughter, before i understood his personality, ended up being her guardian all the way to his last breathe. I'm also an amateur equestrian and love working with horses. Trust me … with most Rottweilers violence begets violence. (I would change vets if I were you! I have a 8 month old that just recently started crawling. He hasn’t shown any other signs of aggression as far as I can tell. At 20 months old he’s nearly an adult and thus developing his adult behaviors a.k.a. My dog should not own me and I should not be so valuable to him as to have him think he needs to keep everyone away from me. Do you agree or disagree with anything I’ve said? I was able to rework my schedule though and will be taking training up again. She is well trained listens to only me but shows submissive behavior towards me like ears laid back and tail low. I gave him puzzles, treat toys, bones, etc. i have had rotties before . Turn on some key lights and see if it makes a difference. They get very upset when separated. This is definitely not acceptable behavior, and you need to be very firm in correcting your pup. We LOVE this dog! Dogs can sense what is fair and what is not. How old is your dog? Why is my rottweiler growling at me? I don’t like overly-protective one single bit. Your definitions of “obsessed” with tennis balls and “when he is just overboard with it” may be quite different from my definitions, so this is difficult to answer. It’s easy to do. tennis balls, but we do take them away from him at times when he is just Hey. You shouldn’t think of ending the life of an angel sent by God, since everything comes from Him..try to remember patuence, love and time cures all things. She tends to be good all other times besides this but I am not sure what to do and since you bred them and obviously love and cherish your dogs maybe you can help me or direct me in the right location. But since you’re up for some additional behavior modification(s) (Yayyy you!!!) You need to make sure you have lots of toys for them to play with. Don’t forget the complete physical including testing for hypothyroidism. Does that mean this is the case with every dog? It sure can’t hurt to try it and you may have good results if you practice this. Although you know it’s not right and hopefully would never follow through, you may not know that it could also be the trigger that results in a bite. Her growling was pretty scary at first and it took several months before we realized she’s simply mumbling, talking and just generally being annoying. It’s a very on and off thing, and we haven’t had this happen before. He pretty much just leaves Blackie alone. Sounds like Simon may believe you belong to him no different than one of his toys. Even though up to now there hasn’t been a bite, growling is often a pre-bite warning and could escalate to a bite. She’ll carry the same ball or toy around all day long pretty much only putting it down to eat. but I do not know what to actually do about it. I know he comes from 2 stubborn breeds. When Gracie growls they really pay her no nevermind other than sometimes they walk away from her. I’ll let her have them occasionally and get her “ball fix” but after awhile enough’s enough and I leave no more toys laying around for a few weeks. Seriously? Please review the very important Help Disclaimer, If you enjoy or are benefiting from our website and you like to shop at Amazon, you can help support Riley's Place by visiting and purchasing through our Dog Shoppe!>. You may be thinking of “resource guarding” which is a possibility. entry way and will sleep there after supper, but when it is time for bed Think hard about what your girl was allowed to do as she was growing up and could what she’s doing now be a learned behavior? Why do dogs growl? Gracie wanders around grumbling and growly faced all around the house and never seems to mean anything by it unless she’s telling one of the other dogs that “Hey, I’m the boss here and you will bow to me!” Very annoying and I don’t let that behavior go either because I don’t want it to escalate. Dogs communicate in many ways, dog wagging, whining, barking and even growling. I love all things dogs and puppies, among many other things such as babies, coffee, and nail polish. Petting on top of the head is sometimes a dangerous place to pet some dogs. Have you researched what both the lab and the rottie breed’s behavioral characteristics and potential health issues might be? If he loves squeaky toys put squeaky toys out and play with him with his favorites. He’s telling you he doesn’t like it and I have no doubt your dog has a valid reason he doesn’t like this. Keep a log of the incidents and see if there’s a pattern. He knows commands, he waits to go out the door last does not jump up he stays in our yard and comes when called. When my kids or grandkids come over I have to either crate him, shag him out to the yard or put him on the other side of the gate in order to hug them. Instead of teaching your dog to lay on it’s side just to please you and your children, how about teaching you, your children and anyone else to let him have this safety net of his and they should not force it. The black one doesn’t want the brown one in the car or in my bed with him. By holding them you take away their power to protect themselves and that will scare even the biggest baddest dog. Not only is this physically impossible with larger dogs but it can be very dangerous to look some dogs directly in the eye especially a dog that’s agitated or otherwise excited and particularly one who takes direct eye contact as a confrontation (bring it on baby!) I keep a loud whistle by the back door which when blown interrupts their train of thought momentarily and I can generally then get their attention so that I can call them in the house. Maybe a little bit of ESP going on here, hey? I am afraid he will bite me. of worrisome dog shenanigans to deal with, I definitely know how this kind of desperation feels! Unless you’re a responsible professional breeder there is no reason for her to be intact and keeping her intact puts her at a huge risk for mammary cancer. And do some research on resource guarding as well. For me this is something I do not want trained out of my dogs, they’re my First Alert alarm system, LOL! I already got bitten FOUR TIMES.) What do I do about this? In a way it’s kind of ironic that Freddy would write to me at this point in time because this is currently an important issue in our home as well. Maybe you are not the right owner for him/her but find someone that understands the breed and their little issues that are harmless when raised properly. It suggests that something be done and that it shouldn’t be this or that, but it is NOT at all helpful if one is looking for help in addressing the problem. Since I’m still new to it myself, I really don’t feel educated enough (yet) in the topic of resource guarding, I won’t say to much about it other than from what I’ve learned so far, Brody is (in my opinion) definitely showing signs of it. Is it possible it’s starting to affect her physically and has associated it with me? I’d also research resource guarding … dogs don’t just guard their toys and food, they also guard people so he may be resource guarding your husband. overboard with it. Behaviors that seem to start “out of the blue” many times really aren’t so blue. The only other person I would trust with the knowledge of the webcam(s) would be my significant other. He is also around two years old. Perhaps Dad would be open to helping you transition the dog to being more fond of you by transferring things like the care and feeding of the dog to you for starters. Even saying “go away” or “no” or whatever is attention to a dog although negative attention it’s still attention. I'm a full-time Veterinarian in South Africa specializing in internal medicine for large breed dogs. I don’t know how to condition him, since, as I’ve said, I’m scared. Why put something he shouldn’t have where he can readily get at it? I don’t know why he does this. This dog sleeps with me every night. Or if you can get him to stop and sit behind you and just reach your hand around to treat him well when he comes and sits whether it’s on your side or in back of you. Now he might be seeing me as an enemy or whatever since he doesn’t treat me well. I certainly don’t want him to think this is okay by me backing down but I have no idea how to approach this issue. Some people do but I’m not one that believes that neutering a dog will cure aggression, so I won’t go there. He did it his whole life and freaked a lot of people out. He gets to the point he will nip at you if you don’t listen. Hand feeding also gives you an opportunity to teach your dog to take food (and other things) gently from your hand which will help make your dog safer around people, especially children. I am confused by this behavior since I have never dealt with something like this. We all assumed it was a possessive thing since I always seem to be around. I’m happy to hear you’re going back to working with a trainer but keep in mind that dog training is not the same as dog behavior. Babies aren’t born pre-programmed in how to behave in this world. I need help! I read from other articles that it’s the human’s fault most of the time for being bitten. My suggestion is STOP and leave it alone. See where I’m going with this? She can get all growly-faced while she’s bouncing around like a rubber ball and annoying the heck out of the other dogs but they still have no reaction to her. What you deposit in them you get back 7x more. First of all, being afraid of the dog isn’t going to work. Dogs growl for a variety of reasons, ranging from pain to anxiety to protection to play. Just do not expect this dog to transfer his total loyalty to you because in his mind that belongs to your dad. I do agree she sounds like she’s displaying both resource guarding and food aggression behaviors. My mom and dad threats our dog with a slipper whenever he does something bad, but of course they never really hit him. Could she have learned that by growling she gets someone to play with her? Where you got the idea that we or anyone here was promoting letting dogs walk all over us I don’t know. It’s always smart to be wary of a dog growling at you, it’s most often a warning sign that a bite is coming. The little girl started having seizures and Zeus would alert the parents of the little girl to the seizures. This is my dads german shepard, at one point he was going to be mine but he only listens to my dad. The puppy may growl when people approach his food bowl, or his bed for example. It does sound like Zeus is serious with his growling which is different than our Gracie who’s growls as it turns out is her “talking” at least when it comes to us and our other dogs. I had the same problem with my 10 week old and at first I would give him a stern no and a time out session in his kennel. Neither of them have ever growled, bit, or barked at me for it. If he’s going to have a new life, he needs time to adjust and reasons to want to adjust and get happy again. I would also enlist the help of a reputable dog behaviorist to help you zone in on what is triggering your dog’s growly behavior. Reassuring the pup goes a long way. Our Gracie is a growler (I call it her little growly face) but we’ve learned over time that she’s not being aggressive, she’s talking and being bossy. In my mind the bottom line is learn to understand your dog and his/her behaviors. In the situations you briefly described, simply telling a dog no or that he’s “done something wrong” is probably not going to solve the problems. Do not put your Rottie to sleep. I tell him NO and he will growl. He WILL NOT let you lay on his side. Dogs don’t normally growl without a reason. The probability of Riley being a resource guarder has been mentioned to me by more than one person (including a professional animal behaviorist) over the past few months and so I’ve just recently started to research it for myself. My dog will growl at us for no reason. I have had 5 Rotties in 20 years. We house broke him within a couple months and crated him when we were not in the house to prevent him from chewing on our stuff(he is an avid chewer and gets bored easily). Because a dog has basic built-in survival instincts and their person holds in their hand one of the major keys to a dog’s survival … food. Once you’ve found the triggers for your puppy’s growling, you may begin training your puppy. We found that once we got home from work, let him out of his crate, he was very bored and we tried to play with him, but it wasn’t enough. Did your vet check include a blood test for hypothyroidism? An example would be touching his blanket or not opening the door fast enough. Repeat this for as long as it takes her to learn permanently that growling will not get her out. This dog needs a lot of love, patience and time. There’s no reality of danger with Rottweiler dogs if they’re raised properly. It’s up to … I adore him. I have a child so now i am very very concerned. When i tried to pick him up to get him of the sofa he turned round to bite me. You are teaching with people complete foolishness and weak dog rearing. I am not ready to give up so I thought I would see if anyone else has any ideas for me to try. When our dogs and that beautiful Labradoodle are out at the same time there is a bark-fest which is very annoying for me and I have no doubt my neighbors don’t appreciate it especially if it’s during their sleep hours a time when due to my schedule my pups are quite often out in the yard. But it sounds like these are new behaviors which takes me back to the medical thing. Join the group and you may learn more about this and other GP specific behaviors that others have successfully dealt with. My husband went to get a stolen item from the kitchen, Gimli felt cornered and he nipped at him, but once he started approaching, leaving a way out of the room, Gimli dropped the item and left. There are other things that can cause a sudden change in dog behavior but that’s the one I’m most familiar with. Does this seem like the most likely root/solution? He has been to the vet nothing physical is wrong and she worries his temperament is not appropriate for a family with kids as she has experience with a breeder in the area who has a problem with pups with behavior problems at around this age and this breeder is who we got him from. Help. Any ideas? Note that I would not “play” with him until he followed an order first. Dogs in pain are likely to bite and additionally when a dog is caught and can’t get away they usually panic. Pretty much every dog is going to go dumpster diving if the dumpster is in plain view! Pay attention to your Rottweiler’s body language and the situation you are in when they growl. One of the major keys we used to make our determination was our other dogs. never had him do this. But I have spoken with breeders and they said that that is not the norm for Great Pyrenees. I just lost my beloved Rottie last night. Good luck! He’s due for the next level of training(advanced) since he exelled in the basic class and is now taking nose work training classes. Your sweet, beloved dog is growling at you, your kid, or your other dog – and you fear the worst. It doesn’t work that way. With your back to him call him to you and have him sit next to you so you’re not making direct contact with a frontal view which is much less threatening to some dogs. My attempt to distract him did work, but I don’t know if this is the right tactic to use. Is just scared? Thank you for this post! Not hard but a bite none the less. Remember, with dogs it’s flight or fight. A dog’s behavior normally doesn’t change to something like this for no good reason so I’d be adamantly looking for medical reason(s). Tell the dog ’ s me and starts growling at and biting my family members! and possibly to... Mistake thinking that since he was growling at me and starts growling you. 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