nasty little girl??

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  • #14636
    kerrynoel
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    Hey all

    So mylittle 3mth old monster has been chewing rawhide bones since the day we got her, but tonight, she got INSANE over the bone & started growling, showing teeth & tried to bite me!!! Is thisevidence of terrible things to come? I have never ever had a little puppy show such crazy tendancies…any advice about how to stop that immediately???

    #16772
    cjbtbone
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    The very first dog my parents had was a golden/lab mix, and he was the sweetest dog ever.  But whenever they gave him a rawhide bone, he got CRAZY protective over it and started growling and all that.  They just refrained from giving him rawhide bones and he was fine.  Is your pup like that with all toys or just rawhides?

    #16774
    kerrynoel
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    She literally JUST (tonight) got like this with rawhide…guess she wont be getting any more rawhide 😉

    #16775
    cjbtbone
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    That would be my advice!  Good luck!

    #16780
    i luv my pitbull
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    Resource guarding should be adressed immediatly. Taking the object from her is only a temporary fix. The behavior is conerning in itself. “Claiming” your space and everything in it is important. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating strong handed methods. Simple assertivness is the best way to do this in my opinion. A calm but firm approach, with positive reinforcement at the core of the training is always best. I would humbly suggest you study the issue of “Resource Guarding” and seek a long term solution. Pitbulls are smart and eager to learn. Good Luck. Hope you can get to the root of the problem.

    #16781
    i luv my pitbull
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    I also suggest looking at http://www.positively.com this site is all about positive training.

    #16793
    kerrynoel
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    Thanks everyone 🙂 ill look into all suggestions

    #16795
    i luv my pitbull
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    Hope you and your new lil’ one have good times together.

    #16796
    jeanie2011
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    hello i need help teaching my puppy to go outside and potty i take her out 10 to 15 minutes after she eats and she always comes in and uses it on the floor every time i dont no what to do i have done everything i feed her about 5 every night to and take her out she uses it in her cage i made the cage smaller she still does it can any one tell me what i can do thank you

    #16819
    RichnAnna
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    I also believe strong but positive teaching, good luck every dog varies but pits are exceptionally intellegent she won’t disappoint you.  GOOD LUCK

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