The Agility Rocks! Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Hes at the age our pups are maturing and start up with different peculiar behaviors without the real life experience to know what they are doing.
This is why many of us start up with the group dog classes when our dogs are 6 m old. So much easier for everyone to get the guidance a skills on how to work with our pup at the same time they need it the most and in the group environment to have the built in safe socialization opportunity.
If its just happened the once, its not a big deal, just proves our puppies are changing and growing. That said, its not acceptable and I know I would have just turned my pup away from whatever was setting them off and work on my attention/focus and eye contact training. I use the zip lock baggie of treats I never leave the house without when I have a puppy, plus the clicker. I don't correct and punish my puppy for the inappropriate and confused growling but instead start up a fun and fast w/tons of treats focus on ME training you beautiful pup!
Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus NA NAJ NF
"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude
Last edited by MaggieRoseLee; 12-18-2012 at 06:59 PM.