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06-06-2014 08:58 AM
blackshep I agree with Chip18. first thing, rule out a medical issue. Next step, get yourself a good behaviourist and see if you can figure out the root of the problem.
06-05-2014 11:27 PM
Chip18
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No I am talking about my GSD lol But you know it's so random, he wouldn't even do it if someone took a look at him.
OK wanted to be clear on that point! Good luck.
06-05-2014 11:20 PM
jhu8
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Noo not the GSD! We got off on a rottweiler tangent!

Best advice is to have someone "qualified" see the dog! Then I explained what "I" would do!
No I am talking about my GSD lol But you know it's so random, he wouldn't even do it if someone took a look at him.
06-05-2014 10:48 PM
Chip18
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Yeah I'm pretty dang positive he is all show, an that he wouldn't actually bite. I guess we just have to figure out how to handle him when he acts that way, and ideally ways to eliminate it. But so you guys think the getting him fixed to decrease the testosterone flow hypothesis is far fetched?
Noo not the GSD! We got off on a rottweiler tangent!

Best advice is to have someone "qualified" see the dog! Then I explained what "I" would do!
06-05-2014 09:36 PM
lalachka
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Very true. Which is why we're searching for a way to correct this behavior. Because after he acts like this, I don't go in to pet him for the rest of that night. I let him relax.

Good luck))) I'm not much help. I've been spared so far (except for puppy growling), so no experience yet.


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06-05-2014 09:28 PM
jhu8
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Maybe he is all show but you don't know for sure. Most likely, all owners that got bitten by their dogs swore that their dog would never bite them.


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Very true. Which is why we're searching for a way to correct this behavior. Because after he acts like this, I don't go in to pet him for the rest of that night. I let him relax.
06-05-2014 09:22 PM
lalachka Maybe he is all show but you don't know for sure. Most likely, all owners that got bitten by their dogs swore that their dog would never bite them.


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06-05-2014 09:11 PM
jhu8 Yeah I'm pretty dang positive he is all show, an that he wouldn't actually bite. I guess we just have to figure out how to handle him when he acts that way, and ideally ways to eliminate it. But so you guys think the getting him fixed to decrease the testosterone flow hypothesis is far fetched?
06-05-2014 09:07 PM
Chip18
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I think some dogs are just wired different. I had a Rot that was the most stuburn, irritable dog I have ever dealt with. He would growl when I pet him, Show his fangs when I clipped his nails, washed him, or brushed his coat. As hard as I tried, I was never able to fix this. Luckily he was all show and no go. I kept that dog 13 1/2 years, and never once did he ever cause anyone problems.

I almost think it was a game for him, As his owner He never once scarred me. Honestly, I miss that old stuburn fool. That dog truly challenged all my training abitlities, by the time he was 6, he was near perfect, except when cliping his nails, giving him baths, or brushing his coat.

I think he was lucky to get me, and I was also lucky to have him. He probably wouldn't have lasted in every situation.
LOL Rotties! It sounds trite but having grown up around many, I can say..."they all do that!"

I have never owned one they always struck me as boring looking OS Boxers! We had a friend that switched from Dobbie to Rottie years ago!

She called us in a panic! We laughed and said "yeah they all do that!" They were both happy for many years to come!

But this is a GSD! My guy has only growled twice in seven years,in anger not counting the cats! Personal space and eating thing! A non issue dealt with. The other times, people coming over company and a dog attack, in defense of me!

So for me...when a GSD's growls, you need to figure out why??
06-05-2014 08:59 PM
Chip18
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I think some dogs are just wired different. I had a Rot that was the most stuburn, irritable dog I have ever dealt with. He would growl when I pet him, Show his fangs when I clipped his nails, washed him, or brushed his coat. As hard as I tried, I was never able to fix this. Luckily he was all show and no go. I kept that dog 13 1/2 years, and never once did he ever cause anyone problems.

I almost think it was a game for him, As his owner He never once scarred me. Honestly, I miss that old stuburn fool. That dog truly challenged all my training abitlities, by the time he was 6, he was near perfect, except when cliping his nails, giving him baths, or brushing his coat.

I think he was lucky to get me, and I was also lucky to have him. He probably wouldn't have lasted in every situation.
LOL Rotties! It sounds trite but having grown up around many, I can say..."they all do that!"

I have never owned one they always struck me as boring looking OS Boxers! We had a friend that switched from Dobbie to Rottie years ago!

She called us in a panic! We laughed and said "yeah they all do that!" They were both happy for many years to come!
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