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sherif 12-19-2012 06:07 PM

need help as fast as any body can please
actually i have a german shepherd and it is about 2 years old and i was playing with it and suddenly he tried to bite my hand and since then every time i try to touch it tries to attacks me but it plays with my brother and with my whole family normally but with me not .

any body helps me please and tell me what should i do ?!

onyx'girl 12-19-2012 06:16 PM

How were you 'playing' with it? You need to give more information for anyone to understand what happened and what is happening now.

Magwart 12-19-2012 06:19 PM

Please try to describe your interactions over the past week or so, too -- your routine, anything you can think of that might be relevant.

Also, when was your dog last vetted, what was the appt for, and did they check thyroid?

sherif 12-19-2012 06:23 PM

it was vetted at 1/12/2012 and i was just touching it's face and body !!

sherif 12-19-2012 06:25 PM

and i didn't do anything wrong past week i just hits it with a way that doesn't hurt it if it did something wrong !!

MaggieRoseLee 12-19-2012 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by sherif (Post 2659553)
and i didn't do anything wrong past week i just hits it with a way that doesn't hurt it if it did something wrong !!

Since we never should hit our dog to train... This may be a big part of the problem. You may have broken a good relationship w/ your dog and they no longer trust or even want to be with you at all. They'd rather bite you and have you back off and away rather than deal with the stress of not knowing the next time you are going to hit him.

Its a slippery road with confusion and lack of clarity when we train using hitting. Its clear to us when we hit (and usually are yelling to explain). But I know my dogs grasp on English is pretty poor, and unless I actually catch them in the act, the perfect timing for learning is gone. Plus, when I'm angry and want to hit, my dogs are so into the WHATISWRONGW/THECRAZYLADY and in no way able to connect my behavior to anything they did (so don't learn)

Where do you live? Can you sign up for some positive based dog classes to learn a better way to train so youbdont have to resort to hitting?

That's all if there is no medical reason, but if this is just happening to you it probably links back to an incident with you.


KentuckyGSDLover 12-20-2012 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by sherif (Post 2659553)
and i didn't do anything wrong past week i just hits it with a way that doesn't hurt it if it did something wrong !!

I thihk right here is the crux of your problem. I don't hit my dogs. The most negative physical contact I've done is to lightly flop a leash end on my younger GSD's nose when she kept inappropriately mouthing me and wouldn't stop so she'd associate it with something unpleasant (and that was very temporary, very specific and done immediately upon the negative behavior, then focused on something positive). Otherwise, I've worked hard to get mine to want to please me through positive things and when I simply say "bad dog" because either one of mine did something they knew they weren't supposed to, they act crushed. Very effective, even with my fear aggressive one. I agree with others that positive training would be a good option for you.

RowdyDogs 12-20-2012 03:53 PM

I agree that hitting the dog (even in a way that "doesn't hurt") is absolutely not an acceptable correction, even when your dog does something bad. It is too slow and too aggressive, so the dog does not associate it with what he did. To him, you're just a crazy person who is threatening him. He does not know that you're only going to hit him lightly every time--you're already hitting him for no reason (in his understanding of the situation), so why should he trust you not to hurt him?

I suspect that when you were playing with him, you accidentally did something that pushed him over the edge and made him decide that he couldn't let you near him anymore. The reason I think that is that he is only aggressive towards you, and only when you try to touch him.

I think you need to hire a trainer, preferably one with positive methods. I doubt more hitting or correction is going to fix this. In the meantime, you can start rebuilding your relationship with the dog by mostly ignoring him, and just tossing treats to him when you're in the room. Don't touch him, don't approach him, don't yell at him or hit him. Just let him learn to relax around you again for awhile.

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