DemoDick wrote:NILIF is great, but in your case it may push him into further dominance behaviors. I have a much more effective way to deal with what you described.
Put the dog on a flat collar that he cannot slip. The next time he growls at you for any reason, hang his a$$ up and keep repeating "Enough...enough, enough..." Be prepared for him to try to bite you, but keep him hanging. He will decide that he wants to breathe more than he wants to be a jerk. When he calms down and behaves tell him he's good and don't hold a grudge. Now get on with your day, but be ready to repeat the procedure if necessary.
This kind of thing needs an immediate and unforgettable response from you. Let him know that you control everything for him, including his air supply. If you try to redirect his behavior you are not addressing it in the way it needs to be addressed.
a 5 month old pup that curls his lip and growls at me is toast. if he does it more then once, he is gone. but this is just me..
JCleve86 wrote:Why not? Because there are THOUSANDS of pit bulls (and mixes) our there dying in shelters who WON'T need to be strangled to behave. Simple as that. WHY put forth the effort (and take the risk) of saving a temperamentally sub-par dog when a sound dog could be in his place, but instead, this sound dog will die for lack of space, and this unsound dog may very well end up making another headline.
This is, of course, assuming the dog in quesiton TRULY is unsound.
This is, of course, assuming the dog in quesiton TRULY is unsound
the dog should be evaluated and the more I think about it, the sooner the better - a professional who is familiar with bullies should evaluated this dog - if truly unsound, especially with the kids in the house, it needs to be humanely euthanized as soon as possible.
I pulled him up by the leash level with my face & gave him a shake & a stern talking to.
cheekymunkee wrote:This is, of course, assuming the dog in quesiton TRULY is unsound
Yes, but that is only an assumption. Not to mention an ownded PUPPY, NOT a rescue.
Sometimes a little training & behaviour "modification" goes a looooong way.
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