He was very curious and/or jealous and was fine after this. One other thing, he is totally obsessed with I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University, a Masters of Science in Biology from St Georges University, and graduated from the University of Pretoria Veterinary School in South Africa. He is a good dog but he has a habit of baring his teeth probably because of the life he had in the streets where he would not have anything to eat. Our country’s expert in the field of hypothyroidism is Dr. Jean Dodds who heads Hemopet. Unless it’s the mailman (translation alien from Mars who must be eaten before he can destroy us) — he also comes down off his reactivity bursts just a little easier and quicker than before. Another something you might try are things like this: Grab some high value treats first, then have Zeus sit and wait (we use “wait” vs. “stay”) while you walk away. Then last night we were downstairs watch tv he was laying on the couch next to me and my oldest came and sat down next to him and he growled and barked at her. In my mind the finger needs to point in another direction. This is sick it use to be people on;y thought about euthanizing a dog if he actually bit someone…it just shows how sick and backwards people are these days. Always look for medical reasons first and then I’d suggest you read the other posts in this thread and also in a corresponding topic “Understanding Dog Bite Behavior” for more information and thoughts/suggestions on helping his behavior. Now, I do caution you that growling behavior can mean real business so if you have a way(s) to protect yourself until she learns good crate release behavior please use it. My Puppy Is Growling At Me. This dog loves us to pieces as we do him. We got him from a puppy at 6-8 wks old and One should not hit their dog with anything, inflicting pain, attempting to or making the move to whether it’s real or not is never a good idea. Unless one is mentally disturbed no parent wants to even consider the possibility that their child would harm a living creature and I also hope you’re not one of those parents who believe their child can do no wrong because there isn’t a child alive that is perfect. It’s up to the puppy’s ‘parents’ to show him/her what is okay and what isn’t and to discipline him in a fair and loving way so that he can grow up to fulfill his potential. He is a 1 year old dorbman. I have 2 males from the same litter both neutered. That way you’d not hear the shrill but your dog *should* however I’ve no experience with dog whistles so don’t know how effective they may be. I would try calling the Pyrenees rescues and asking them, because I know they deal with a lot more issues like this than breeders will have you think. But in time I figured out his growl was a talking back to me. Repeat this for as long as it takes her to learn permanently that growling will not get her out. If she growls, close the door and repeat. I certainly don’t want him to think this is okay by me backing down but I have no idea how to approach this issue. Some people do but I’m not one that believes that neutering a dog will cure aggression, so I won’t go there. In my mind the bottom line is learn to understand your dog and his/her behaviors. On a side note, our Gracie growls a lot! Hey. I would take my dog to the vet for a thorough health check-up including checking for thyroid issues. All dogs prefer to be scratched on their favorite area, whether that’s the belly, back, … I love all things dogs and puppies, among many other things such as babies, coffee, and nail polish. Whenever I go near my dog to play with him, I have to check first if he’s willing to respond. Laughing can cause this to happen as well, so think of it in terms of a bodily function that’s a) out of whack due to a physical or mental issue or b) you’re causing your dog to pee by yelling and scaring him. Another time he was laying on the floor in entryway and my husband (he I paid quite a bit of money for him and do not want him to keep getting so aggressive I have to get rid of him. You shouldn’t think of ending the life of an angel sent by God, since everything comes from Him..try to remember patuence, love and time cures all things. Why some people think dogs are is way beyond my level of comprehension. I am concerned, however, that Gimli growls at my daughter. You never want a dog to feel pain from or fear the hands that love him and that he loves. I will not have her put to sleep and re-homing her would be a disaster, because the new owner might think, “I have to put that dog to sleep!” and I don’t have a gun, so I can’t shoot her (and I wouldn’t any way). If there has been any transfer of one home to another, this dog is under tremendous stress and confusion! I’m not saying the growling doesn’t need to be corrected because it does, but removing a bowl of food from a food aggressive dog is likely to get you chomped severely. Do not respond, and please do not look at him in the eye with fear, or threaten him in any way. We thought maybe he needed a buddy. Would anyone else like to share your thoughts or experiences on Brody’s issues? Typically dog’s aren’t good at multi-tasking, they will tune out their owners and anything else around them to concentrate on what’s exciting them. I am not sure if you can help me or not.. Good luck! to growl at family members for no apparent reason and once in a while One of the things recommended to help dogs learn good behavior is the hand feeding method that Freddy mentioned. Recently, we have let him stay indoors because he has a skin problem but he would growl and or bare his teeth every time we do things he does not want. Have you never been scared by something that caused your body to take over and you involuntarily peed your pants? I do remind you that you must feel safe that he’s not going to take that growl further. Pay attention to what’s going on, learn to be VERY alert and observant. This may actually make your pup’s behavior worse, leading to a bite. I saw your comment and want you to know that you are not alone. The probability of Riley being a resource guarder has been mentioned to me by more than one person (including a professional animal behaviorist) over the past few months and so I’ve just recently started to research it for myself. We have a behaviorist who is coming out, she has been once before and she helped tremendously. When I adopted Clyde at 3months he had the same attitude. I learned a long time ago that allowing her to do this for lengthy periods of time (as in days or weeks) just makes it worse by being more annoying and she also gets more bossy with the other dogs. Dolly is very well behaved and will stop when told. A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding, Five weeks ago, I adopted a 4 year old neutered Staffordshire Terrier named Zeus. It’s believed by many that hand feeding promotes the dog’s understanding that the person holding the dog’s meal in their hand is the boss. But we’ve learned it’s her way of communicating. Think of it this way, when the dog was a puppy he got all his food from his mother and we all know that Mom’s the boss! That will more than likely encourage the behavior when he doesn’t get what he wants. He just seems to favor him over me. Take him somewhere to get a treat (small plain hamburger without the bun and preferably not the slop from McDonald’s!) No bite but a lot of growling. Maintaining a bad attitude is no better than letting it get worse. I need help! If you have the word Stupid stamped on your forehead you will then blame the dog for biting you. They just “zing” each other verbally and it’s over and what they’re saying is “leave me alone.”. Note that I would not “play” with him until he followed an order first. i don’t know what to do! This won’t be easy but you absolutely need to find his triggers so you can pursue the correct counter-conditioning method for each of the things that send him into growl-mode. Even when they are very young. You don’t have to get physical in order to provide consequences, there isn’t much to be gained by this except to put fear into a dog. especially while confining them which is what you’d be doing. Is just scared? and we want him to go to his crate in the garage he will growl at times The puppy may growl when people approach his food bowl, or his bed for example. Your definitions of “obsessed” with tennis balls and “when he is just overboard with it” may be quite different from my definitions, so this is difficult to answer. And do some research on resource guarding as well. When a dog growls at you, a smart person backs away in order to avoid a bite. Think hard now, was your pup allowed to growl at anyone and then this person jumped into play with the dog? At the time we had Curly an older spitz and 3 years ago he died at 16 of kidney failure. Know that most dogs don’t growl before biting, they just simply bite. Well she's a 100% purebred Rottie, papers and all. Eye and ear problems can cause a dog to be startled by things and they may react to being startled/out of fear. Have you taken him to the vet to rule out any pain he may experience when laying on his side? One cannot make any kind of exact determination by email or blog post, it’s one of those things you have to be there to observe and just one quick session isn’t enough. We found that once we got home from work, let him out of his crate, he was very bored and we tried to play with him, but it wasn’t enough. Is this a domination thing maybe? Do not let one episode go or your dog will take that and run with it which then puts you at “two steps backwards for every one step forward” which will likely frustrate you no end. I saw your posting about the pup growling and biting. When Gracie growls they really pay her no nevermind other than sometimes they walk away from her. Give the pup a gentle massage and lots of treats to make it positive and repetition helps so it becomes part of his/her day. Being that your dog is displaying what can sometimes be called pre-bite behavior I think it would be a good idea for you to read my article on dog bites so you can learn the triggers to dog bites. Puppies growl and bite because that is how they communicate with their mother and siblings, and you are a new species he/she has never seen before. It may not be Google but the Kindle also has a great  web browser that you can use for your research. Some dogs have been known to retaliate so it can be dangerous as well. You might also check out Nothing in Life is Free which is sounds like you and your dog would benefit from implementing at least until you get this situation resolved. “true colors.”. I’ve just discovered this post and find the information to be very good! and makes it hard to get him out there without giving him a treat. *Comments* I don’t agree with your methods. On occasion, he’ll get his moods where he’ll decide to legit growl at me if I ask him to do something, to work for treats, or he doesn’t get his way. Add to that your dog likely saw the lizard as an intruder is my guess and he was protecting his family. People have different scents to dogs. Someone once said my dogs were too close to each other? Put the garbage out of temptation’s way. This can be their toys, their food bowls, a favorite couch or bed, just about anything  … including their person or people. But I have spoken with breeders and they said that that is not the norm for Great Pyrenees. best gym flooring for basement. never had him do this. Why do dogs growl? It sounds to me like Brody has some pretty serious issues going on and Freddy sounds pretty desperate . I was able to rework my schedule though and will be taking training up again. I’d have his hearing checked as well. We LOVE this dog! It doesn’t surprise me that both you and your sister were bitten during the “rescue the foot” adventure. I’ve not heard the same about female dogs but that doesn’t mean the possibility doesn’t exist. This is my dads german shepard, at one point he was going to be mine but he only listens to my dad. Take him on car rides even if it’s just to drive around for 15-20 minutes. He came over and laid his head on her lap while she was working so she petted him and then he growled at her so she stopped and sent him upstairs. This is the first time he’s drawn blood, not a lot, but the damage was apparent. Additionally, it’s a good idea to consult with and hire a good dog behaviorist in your area — one that is skilled in counter-conditioning methods. Pay attention to your Rottweiler’s body language and the situation you are in when they growl. He growled at me this morning while he was taking a treat from me…? I used to hand feed him when he a pup though. We’ve never had this happen before. Instead of teaching your dog to lay on it’s side just to please you and your children, how about teaching you, your children and anyone else to let him have this safety net of his and they should not force it. With your back to him call him to you and have him sit next to you so you’re not making direct contact with a frontal view which is much less threatening to some dogs. The x-rays your vet took may not have revealed issues that special x-rays are for such as hip displaysia. I have 6 kids they all don’t listen and want to cuddle him. We're sorry but Riley's Place is Not Accepting Help Requests or Blog Comments at This Time. He’s learned that if he growls you’ll go away. If you are afraid of the pup and show that you are insecure, how can he feel safe? He used to be friendly when he was still a pup, especially to everyone in the home (my mom, dad and other sisters). He has been to the vet nothing physical is wrong and she worries his temperament is not appropriate for a family with kids as she has experience with a breeder in the area who has a problem with pups with behavior problems at around this age and this breeder is who we got him from. If you *don’t* feel threatened with his growly face hear you, ignore the growling, don’t show him any attention when he’s growling. But it sounds like these are new behaviors which takes me back to the medical thing. He knows commands, he waits to go out the door last does not jump up he stays in our yard and comes when called. She doesn’t display any “I’m serious!” behaviors with her growling. If you stop what you are doing, look directly in his eyes with concern or sound threatening to him, you will reinforce his insecurity. They are loyal, intelligent and affectionate dogs that are found throughout the world. I tell him ‘QUIET!’ With bass in my voice if there’s legitimately no reason for it, and guess what? It would be great if you had a friend or relative he likes and has a more adult household. She also may be learning these new behaviors due to your family members reactions to them. I try not to have a lot of lights on at night, wasting electricity, and I’m not a small man (6’2″ 200 lbs.) I am not in any way telling you that your dog is not going to bite following a growl, no one can guarantee that. He doesn’t know what to do, how to act and he’s missing dad terribly! There really isn’t enough information here for me to give any kind of comment(s) on the issue. If you don’t heed the dog’s warning and instead continue to push the dog’s buttons you could literally be asking the dog to bite you. Now I just don’t touch him at all if he’s laying on me. She is a cutie, but we ultimately liked her because she played at Louie’s level. But, don’t stare if your Rottweiler has signs of aggression since staring at a dog’s eyes can be perceived as an act of aggression and cause it to become defensive. I would also urge you to read my dog bite article and all the questions and answers. It is not all the time and we have not figured out a pattern to link the behavior to as of yet. We figured out he has aggression issues when it comes to treats or bones but not his food. It sounds like a comfort thing for whatever reason he’s got. What could suddenly cause this?? When you yelled at him and he peed all over your rug did it cross your mind that you scared him with your yelling so he peed out of fear? I’m his resource and he’s guarding me. Or better yet, if at all possible have only people in your family that she doesn’t growl at release her from her crate. The heavy impact of his body against the door caused his left foot to slide under the door, and so he was trapped. It does sound like Zeus is serious with his growling which is different than our Gracie who’s growls as it turns out is her “talking” at least when it comes to us and our other dogs. He was loved by many that he at first intimidated by his low growl and they figured out that he is a love bug. 1 Because of this disparity, we cannot imagine all the information that our dogs can gain from someone’s scent. I think it mostly depends on the dogs prior history with people before they were rescued. It’s up to … Something painful to a dog can cause them to growl. Since he doesn’t growl at me from distance. You don’t want your dog to stop barking at oddities around the house that would break him of being protective. She is currently 9 weeks old and growls and tries to bite anytime you try to pick her up.. is this normal I have no idea how to correct this problem my vet today told me this dog will most likely need to be put down. It suggests that something be done and that it shouldn’t be this or that, but it is NOT at all helpful if one is looking for help in addressing the problem. They have become best friends fast. I don’t know what’s wrong or why he reacts that way. I’m not suggesting punishment, just positive corrections. Often your first instinct is to run from a growling dog or to punish it for growling. If your parents are not going to step in and take action to curb your dog’s unacceptable behaviors then my suggestion to you to keep yourself safe is to sadly accept that you just don’t happen to be your dog’s favorite person. Why would you lash back with “your brothers birthday has nothing do do with…” She was just simply telling you the occasion and what happened? Tail wagging doesn’t always mean a dog is happy so don’t fall into that old fable. Her growling is annoying to us and the other dogs and nothing more. Putting him in situations that you know make him reactive is not fair to him and not safe for your family or friends. He has never been a real affectionate dog, but You mentioned that since he was a pup the family members are off to school & work leaving him alone all day. I know I am largely at fault too, BUT IS IT MY FAULT TO WANT TO BE WITH MY DOG? My Answer: Hi. A mini Aussie. This may help you to learn how to keep other triggers from affecting your dog. I have no problem whatsoever with that and that’s how it needs to be. A few months ago he started similar behavior around his food, or if certain people try and pet him when he is laying down. My feeling as to why your Louie bit your boyfriend is that your boyfriend approached a very excited dog who was focused on what was exciting him and your boyfriend tried to stop his excited behavior by touching him while in this very excited state which not only startled him but interrupted what Lou thought was right in protecting his family. Izzy’s guarding of her pig ear was mild, so my behavior modification was fairly casual. I got him at almost 5 weeks. He is perfectly healthy except for a little arthritis he has in his front right shoulder joint due to his hard playing and being 84 pounds. Our Chow’s particularly close with my mom and youngest sister. He seems to be doing this more often and I am just He went to the vet last week and had a full workup done as a preventative measure since he was new to us. Any help you could give to stop this behavior would be great. On: July 7, 2013 By: rottweiler Posted in rottweilers. Some dogs just don’t like it. If one of the other dogs has had enough of her chatter one day they may decide to take matters into their own hands which may not be pretty and definitely not something I want to happen. Thank you. Often, this happens when you are standing still and suddenly feel pressure on your leg, and if you’re light like me, … and tell us about your sponsorship plans or products. My puppy is 4 months old German Shepherd cross Rottweiler and when you stroke him he sometimes growls. Last year when he turned 1 y.o., his foot got accidentally trapped in the screen door while playing on his own. Dogs cannot speak, they can’t tell us what’s bothering them, it’s up to us to figure it out which is not always a quick’n’easy task. Dogs communicate in many ways, dog wagging, whining, barking and even growling. Her growling was pretty scary at first and it took several months before we realized she’s simply mumbling, talking and just generally being annoying. Why anyone would understand that a child needs to learn rules, boundaries and other good behavior lessons but on the other hand believe that a dog knows all this without being taught is just absolutely ludicrous! Also, sticking your hand in the bowl to initially determine if a dog is food aggressive isn’t a good idea at all. i will take him if you feel he is not safe for your home. I am reading this thread because I have a serious problem with my dog growling and snapping at me when I reach into his crate (when he isn’t in it!) Puppies growl and bite because that is how they communicate with their mother and siblings, and you are a new species he/she has never seen before. It’s more of a pinch than a bite–that’s what I am telling myself–because I’m sure that she could really do some damage to me if she wanted to. Dog Park Tragedies – Who’s REALLY Responsible? Many Rottweiler owners claim they own a “Velcro dog” because their dog just has to stay attached to them. Join the group and you may learn more about this and other GP specific behaviors that others have successfully dealt with. But remember, this is Gracie and is not the rule of thumb to follow when a dog growls. He’s telling you he doesn’t like it and I have no doubt your dog has a valid reason he doesn’t like this. You could also click over to Yahoo Groups and see if you can find a Group to join that is dedicated to your dog’s breed. It’s always smart to be wary of a dog growling at you, it’s most often a warning sign that a bite is coming. My mom and dad threats our dog with a slipper whenever he does something bad, but of course they never really hit him. Since this is just one person involved I don’t really feel there’s anything medically wrong with your furkid or the behavior would be widespread. Nobody here is saying there should be no consequences for unacceptable behavior. Because so many things can be involved there is no one answer. This could be resource guarding behavior. If you’re just allowing this bad behavior to happen without correcting him then you’re promoting the problem. I’m willing to do some time consuming training because I really love my dog and I want him to have the best life quality possible. It is possible your pup is not a good match with children, it’s sad but it happens. My bf usually feeds them and I give them treats. Except for some typo corrections I made, the letter below is directly from the email Freddy sent and is complete as he wrote it. We figured out Gracie’s grumble-growls by watching her closely. She’s never been aggressive towards him, and this behavior started rather suddenly, so we’re not sure what’s up. Louie sleeps in bed with us at night, always has. Due to immense pain, our dog let out a loud cry that made me and my sister run to him in an effort to comfort him. I think it took us about a year to finally be comfortable that she’s just yakking and we are not afraid of her whatsoever. This dog had no choice in the matter, humans did this to him. We have a male GSD he is 20 months old. Dogs usually love car rides and while you’re out there give it a purpose. Ugh. love her! At 3 weeks is when she attacked him. K9 Police Dog Starved to Death in Officers Home, Owner Shoots His German Shepherd for Relieving Herself in the House, Police Dogs Die After Being Left in a Vehicle, Thank you to Rescuers of Dogs used for "Trunking", Trapped in a frozen puddle in a basement – dog gets 4 prosthetics after losing paws to frostbite, 20 Pet Friendly People Foods Safe for Dogs, Pet Safety Alert – Window Fire Rescue Stickers for Pets, Your Breed – Unique Breed Specific Dog Clothing, Accessories & Gifts, The Adventures of a Belgian German Shepherd Dog. The first thing I would do is try to *safely* determine if this is a true aggressive type growl. Determining if a dog’s growl is a pre-bite warning or their way of communicating would be important. I had two female rottweilers, one from 8 weeks old, and one I bottle-fed from one week old, one lived 11 years, and the runt lived 15 years. A dog in pain can be very unpredictable and yes, aggressive at times. Don’t forget the complete physical including testing for hypothyroidism. It’s been proven. Mine both made a growling purring rumbling noise when I massaged them or brushed them. When he does see others he’s friendly. I would also enlist the help of a reputable dog behaviorist to help you zone in on what is triggering your dog’s growly behavior. I’m not saying I don’t understand your fear, you have reason to fear him considering how he behaves with you. Please help:( and thank you, P.S. If they try to avoid them she will follow them around say for instanceif my son is in the floor playing video games she we display the behavior then walk around the house return to his side and lay down right beside him. P.S. Is the dog getting between you and your child or other person acting like she’s protecting you from the other person? my husband got me a rottie puppy for christmas . This could be the reason as to why your Rottweiler has a habit of staring at you. When she does this I step in between her and whichever dog she’s growling at, standing tall I back her off by walking towards her, I crowd her so to speak. We can take anything away from her including food, toys etc. How might you suggest that someone with a large dog pick them up by the scruff of the neck and maintain eye contact? He growled at me outside when he sat next to me and I was petting him. The female boxer did not cope well with the noises he would make in alerting the parents. Petting on top of the head is sometimes a dangerous place to pet some dogs. Growling is one way your dog communicates with you. I don’t want to spank him or kennel him since he is trying to say stop. Think of what might happen if one’s child learned your technique and then attempted to do the same thing with the dog (and they will!)? Recently, I guess about the last 6-8 months he’s started growling at me for no reason. When other family members are around he tends to be fine, letting them pet him, and he’ll even let the one member of the family pet him if others are around, but on occasion when she approaches him, he’ll simply bark and growl. It’s certainly not ideal behavior but at this point it’s more annoying than anything else now that we know she’s not being aggressive. I personally don’t think there’s any domination involved. They’re trying to tell us something and it’s our job to figure out what this something is. I hope Freddy will take a serious look at this as a potential source of Brody’s unwanted and potentially dangerous behavior. She is absolutely the sweetest, most playful and friendly little girl ever, love playing with her ball and being loved an pet. You didn’t mention what you do to correct the growling when it happens. Your sweet, beloved dog is growling at you, your kid, or your other dog – and you fear the worst. entry way and will sleep there after supper, but when it is time for bed Hand feeding also gives you an opportunity to teach your dog to take food (and other things) gently from your hand which will help make your dog safer around people, especially children. So now he only gets those when either a) he is in his crate or b) the kids are not home. Later he came over and rolled on his back belly up so she rubbed his belly, he was loving it and then all of a sudden growled at her. I’m currently trying to understand my 2 year-old male Chow Chow. It sure can’t hurt to try it and you may have good results if you practice this. A common behavior is leaning against you. The reason I say this is because of our Gracie. Hi I have a Staffordshire bull terrier he has always been a happy easy going dog but for the past week he has been refusing to go out at times and doing his business anywhere he wants In the house he knows he’s doing wrong and if I raise my voice he snarls and growls at me but tonight he walked in and just stood and peed all over my rug when I yelled for him to stop he growled showed his teeth even had his back up it was really scary I honestly thought he was going to bite me any advice. It’s not all the time and I can’t seem to pinpoint a certain behavior on my part that would trigger him to do this. I try to tell them he just doesn’t like it so don’t. She weighs about 20 pounds. Dogs in pain are likely to bite and additionally when a dog is caught and can’t get away they usually panic. This dog needs a lot of love, patience and time. 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