My 9 m-o is the PERFECT DOG. EXCEPT WHEN....
Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and the reason why I joined is because I find the discussions quite helpful.
I have a 9 month-old male. Ever since I've had him (7 1/2 weeks) he has never shown any dominant behaviour, he's been highly obedient. That is perfect because as a person I am very dominant, so there is no problem establishing myself as his alpha. He listens to me, respects me, looks for me for protection, doesn't nip or jump on me even after leaving him for more than 5 hours at home. Always sensible and respectful to ME.
However, he is TERRIBLE with people. He's not aggressive for sure, but is WAY EXCITED. People can't pet him no more! He always nips like crazy at people's hand! Even after I tell him to sit, the person will approach slowly then start nipping hard! And he randomly jumps at people when we're walking and people pass by.
The other day at the dog park, he nipped at a man's leg for no reason. He also chased down a kid and made him cry. (Not fully my dog's fault, but still). And the worst happened yesterday, where he jumped on an old person, and nipped his FACE. He bleeded beneath his lip. He was very angry I said sorry and I told him my dog has had all vaccination and left the park.
HOW do I stop him from contantly NIPPING, JUMPING or worse, BITING people?
ALL answers/discussion will be highly appreciated. Thanks.