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Agitation at 6 months

Our big 55lb 6 month old is working on agitation to see how he reacts. Which by the time he is about a year old or older, will turn into bite work/protection training. He is pretty fierce, and protects his momma like it's nobody's business. Does anyone have any input on protection training/bite work? His trainer is also his breeder - a k9 trainer/cop.
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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 12:40 PM
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Once again, I know nothing about sch training. Just seems to me a 6 month old pup should not be showing aggression or should be acting protective at this age. But, as I said, I am not knowledgable in this area.

Seems more to me that pressuring a young pup into defense prematurely can backfire on you.
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sorry, I would stop . This dog is stressed to the eyeballs , that is total fear . What is the guy doing ? flipping a tug? This is a statement about the dogs temperament . His age, no aggression work should be done period -- he is still learning the ropes of what "normal" life is , and if you belonged to any of the clubs I belonged to you would be told to get better foot wear . Flip flops don't ground you if the dog decides to lunge . You can't anchor.

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wrinkled nose , flash teeth , ears back , body rigid ---
over reaction to (what?) threat -- you will have to watch that when someone comes to you and extends the hand for doggy to sniff before patting , that doggy , doesn't head for this behaviour -- pre-emptive fight .

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That just seems like way too much for a puppy that young..He looks stressed.

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I don't really like the body language but it's just two photos so who knows.
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As I said in a post before, this is my first shepherd and I was trusting his breeder/trainer (who trains k9s regularly) on her opinion. She doesn't do it often, she was testing his temperament. This why I asked for advice. So thank you to all who have responded. He is very much a big puppy, but at the same time I didn't know any better to correct her, since she's been doing this since '92. Thanks for advice/opinions, I genuinely appreciate it. From here on out, until he has matured, it will be strictly obedience training, which he is doing very very well at. I want him to be properly and well trained in every aspect.
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Looks like he's being pressured in defense way too young--he's not ready for this level of pressure. If you want to do bitework with him, I'd recommend getting him to play tug and do some prey-play with the decoy to get him comfortable with that scenario.

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He is an extremely happy dog, which is why she couldn't use him as a k9 dog. Him on a normal day, is playing tug of war with our miniature dachshund and lounging on the couch.
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