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03-05-2014 05:49 PM
Twyla OP, what is the history on this pup?

I would expect a 16 week pup to go more into the land shark phase - grab and chase the hand- instead of growl and nip - unless she isn't feeling good... Has she recently been to the vet for vaccinations and check up?
03-05-2014 05:16 PM
Jax08 I've read that before.

I think there is a difference between a puppy growling and an adult dog growling. I just don't think it's normal, or desirable, in a puppy that young unless the kid was being really rough with her/him.
03-05-2014 05:13 PM
glowingtoadfly Why Growling is Good | Wilde About Dogs
03-05-2014 05:12 PM
glowingtoadfly Many puppies are sensitive about being handled. A good way to nip it in the paw is to feed her treats while handling her every day. My girl has some retained hand shyness, and we wonder if this was done with her as a baby
03-05-2014 05:10 PM
Jax08 Emily - do you have the link to that?
03-05-2014 05:07 PM
glowingtoadfly Nicole Wilde has a great blog about growling.
03-05-2014 05:06 PM
sehrgutcsg Our 10 week old GSD today let out a growl to my wife as she tried to place the pup in the crate. She is now under very careful watch, after I took over, as the pack leader, put her inside and I await this to be corrected as soon as it start's, this time not by my doing..

Nip it in the paw !
03-05-2014 05:02 PM
Jax08 A 16 week old? See...now that worries me. I agree the kid should have stopped and the puppy gave warning. BUT for a 16 week old puppy to growl and nip like that, I would wonder if it had a screw loose.
03-05-2014 04:54 PM
emermc Yes, I kind of agree.
03-05-2014 04:32 PM
glowingtoadfly She is just a baby. I think the kid was out of line!
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