Hi everyone this is my first post so hope to learn some good stuff off here ,
Well Axel is 6 months and hes mainly good (70% of the time) and a pain the rest ! This is my first dog and am sure to be slated for doing things am not meant to but there's so many opinions and so called facts online you dont know whats true.
Lately hes been biting me to pieces, he will be nice and relaxed in the mornings and then slowly through the day he will go hypo like a madman ! he jumps up and down growls and bites my arm and hands. He will just go off his head and honestly i do think its partly my fault as i don't generally handle it well, after 20 minutes of it i lose my rag and end up pinning him down as its the only way he stops ! the scruff off the neck or nose tap does nothing to him , in fact he loves it and goes worse. Eventually i put him in his crate for 5 mins and then let him out when hes calmed down.
Also i barely let him off in the park when i take him out now , mainly because he chases bikes and joggers, which he doesn't go to bite but he runs after them barks once or twice and runs back. But in their shoes they see a big scary shepherd coming to kill them. I wish i had the confidence to let him off but hes so tempermental, hes kinda and lovely one min then hes scared and barking. Hes had plenty of socialisation and hes has a few friends in the park when hes sees them ( especially a b- collie, who runs the legs off him for me ) and hes great with most dogs, but the odd few people and dogs he just growls and barks at , i dont know if he senses something dodgey or just doesnt like certain people but , i dont want to let him off then turn my back for 1 second and hes causing problems.
Anyway am sure im gonna be moaned at but please do, its getting out of hand and been told he will eventually grow out of it but..its hard to see that happening at this moment!
p.s - Also when i try to dry his paws and legs he bites like crazy...only to me though, my mum can dry him and he even GIVES her his paws...i have to try catch them for 5 mins before i can dry him
Thanks for the help people heres the little pain \/