I have a puppy who is turning 7 months soon.When he was younger he used to bite us, which i know is normal, and trained him to not bite. This wasn't aggressive or anything, but we knew it had to be stopped, but we couldn't get it completely gone, and in our situation then we couldn't go to puppy training classes.
For a while he actually was not biting at all and was the sweetest dog ever and thought our training was working. However, over the past month he is getting increasingly aggressive, starting with resource guarding despite our families efforts to get him to stop. We decided to go to puppy training classes soon, but when we went there they said the classes will resume on January 16.
For the last two weeks however, he started to bite and chew our hand no matter what distraction he give him. He is starting to try and bite the treats out of our hands when we try to train him. He bites hard and pulls our arms down and just WONT STOP. We just go into his room and after a while he keeps jumping up and just bites and bites and bites. It sucks since his jaws are powerful and we know this is very bad because he can bite someone hard that it causes significant injury. He is very hyperactive no matter how many walks we give him, and I am getting so many bruises on my arms. It is so hard just to be in the same room with him now
Could it be because of puberty?
When we go to the dog park he is the sweetest little thing, and when he meets new people he can be jumpy but he never bites them. When he is in the car he is awesome as well. Maybe he is sick? or maybe our family sucks at being puppy parents and absolutely need training classes. I should add that when he bites first he is not baring his teeth or crinkles his nose for the most part, and we provide plenty of chew toys and bones. Its only when we grab his collar and a firm No! that he starts looking aggressive. He used to be fine when the collar grabbing before. Could it be fear biting? Or maybe we have been giving him to much love and affection and he is trying to be dominant. I just want his life to be very good and not stressful
Being a first time puppy owner is hard work but i don't regret getting him
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