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charli_choo 06-05-2014 11:08 AM

puppy stalking me like a cat
Hi guys, I have a 12 week gsd pup. He's lovely but bites A LOT. Anyway I can cope with the biting as I know it's just normal puppy behaviour and he's slowly learning, but he's developed a new habit.

Exactly like a cat, he's started 'stalking' me. His body will go completely still and low to the ground, getting closer and closer. I have never seen a dog do this and none of my pups in the past have ever demonstrated this sort of behaviour. :confused:

So I was just hoping that someone could tell me why he's doing it and if there's any aggression there.

Thanks for your time guys

Shade 06-05-2014 11:11 AM

It's play most likely, why don't you try a flirt pole and harness that prey drive without sacrificing your skin or clothes to bites ;)

kwedd18 06-05-2014 11:51 AM

My pup does that :) He's 9 weeks old tomorrow. The second he gets close he pounces too. He doesn't bite anymore because I was able to teach him "OFF." He's still learning but he's getting the hang of it. Anyway I've never had a puppy do that to me either. :) But he loves it so i just let him do it. No aggression but he gets real excited when I play along with him. So I'm sure it's the same with yours. :p

MaggieRoseLee 06-05-2014 11:59 AM

kwedd18 06-05-2014 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by MaggieRoseLee (Post 5605314)

Lucky you that he sees you as a true playmate! Get the toys and tugging stuff out though or those puppy teeth will start to get old.

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I'll have to try this with my guy! He'd love it!:laugh:

AnyaGSD 06-05-2014 12:16 PM

Mine does that with balls or other toys that are just laying around. Love the butt wiggle

Msmaria 06-05-2014 02:59 PM

My 15 month old has just started doing this. Hes the only one that does it at the dog park. He only does it to his buddies so Im sure its play.

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