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OMG devilish! Your dog is adorable! I'm a sucker for chihuahuas. Asking hubby for one for xmas :) Devilish, you say in the bio that he hates to be picked up when being played with. Does he growl? My cousin is having the same problem with hers! What do you do about it?
oh yesyes~~whens hes like hyperactive and playing with his toys running around. If u pick him up at that time he will run away from you and start barking and growl at you. im wondering if thats normal?!
I wondered the same thing when my cousin asked me about it because I had a chihuahua for a year and she never growled. Not once. She was so laid back and sweet, so I didn't know how to answer her. I told her to squirt the dog with water or something. lol. She did recently tell me that she tried squirting her AND putting her in her kennel as a 'time out' and it seems to be helping a little, but she still growls on occassion. I do know it's a dominant personality thing. Alpha dog personalitites are hard to break.
did u ask ur cousin when does the chihuahua growl?? im wondering if thats aggressive????is it?! oh no!!...i dun want my chihuahua to be aggressive!! oh u have such a good chihuahua...with sweet personality.do u have a picture?^^
Here you go.. Have a good day! Rusty the Golden Retriever http://www.dogster.com/?68489 Bailey the Pug http://www.dogster.com/?68491 Ariel the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?68494 Lady the Greyhound http://www.dogster.com/?78537
Unfortunately, I don't have my chihuahua anymore. I had to sell her when my husband lost his job. It was really hard. I miss her a lot. But she was great. She was a chocolate longcoat. She weighed one and a half pounds (she was the teeny of the litter) and she loved everyone. Especially my daughter. But I love chis now because of her. I really want another some day. I don't think the growling thing is an aggressive trait unless the dog shows it's teeth or tries to bite as well. Or if you can't do certain thing with the dog because it won't let you. That's aggressive. In puppies its hard to tell if that's the case. I think in the case of your chihuahua and my cousins, they both just have alpha personalities. That means in their litters, they had the more dominant personalities. All dogs take on roles within 'their pack'. Once they leave their litter, that role stays with them in their new 'pack' (the new pack being your family). I think the important thing is to stop the growling because you don't want your dog to think it's higher in the 'pack' that you. That could lead to behavior problems. I don't personally know how to stop it because my chi never did it, but the advice I got when I put a thread about it was to ignore the behavior or let the dog know consistently that growling is not okay.