My boxer is not aggressive about her bones around my family but my cousin like we test her alot to see if she will like growl or snap and my cousin tried it a couple of times and she has snaped at her but my cousin is so hyper and was nervous about testing her and we dont know what to do we need help becasue my mom wants to babysit little kids and she is scared that the dog willl snap at them!help if you know what to do!!!!
stop giving her bones. Then you don't have to worry about it. Some dogs turn into little demons around rawhide and bones, where they are utterly beyond caring when it comes to their dog food. If she is only aggressive around her bones, then you should consider removing them so they don't become a worry.
I had a female rottweiler who was aggressive about pig ears. You could do anything with her food bowl like put your hand in it when she was eating, take her bowl away from her, take a bone, treat or toy away from her. But... you could not take the pig ear away from her. I don't know what it was about the pig ears that would make her aggressive.
Well she is aggressive about other special treats we give her but we give her bones because if she gets board shes in the trash every second of the day but one time we gave her a peanut butter jar for a special treat and i dont know if i scared her or what but i was playing and i guess maybe i snuk up beside her and tried to touch her head and she snapped at me and i was scared of her for a day lol i am so dumb
This starting to sound like a dominace issue, she should not be snapping at you. You are supposed to be her leader, her boss. I could go into the dos and don't but I could be here for days, the best thing for you to do is read up on the issue. There are alot of changes in the day to day activities needed.I would love to come over and show you, ha ha. Dr.Stanley Coren is a behaviourist and has alot of books out that are easier to understand. He has a web site and probly lists the books. www.stanleycoren.com Haveing a dog is supposed to be fun not scarey...
If your dog is aggressive about other things besides a bone, then I would have to say you have a bit of a problem. You should be able to take anything from your dog, either it be a bone, a treat, a toy etc. As I stated earlier, I had a female rottweiler who was aggressive with pig ears, anything else we tried to take from her didn't matter.
My mom and dad are her bosses and like she will listen to me most of the time like i can easily take a toy and a bone from her it is just my cousin that my dog doesnt like but she loves her peanut butter but everytime she snaps or somhing she will always get yelled at and sent to her cage
you need to teach her that food / bone guarding is absolutely unexceptable. i have never stood for it when my dogs pulled that nonsense. it can be very dangerous because they may not stop at you just trying to take it away they may start to do it even if you just walk by them. even now if my dogs start to squabble amongst themselves over the bones a firm no is all it takes for the three of them to stop immediately. if you feel that you can't work on this problem then your mom should not give the dog any toys/treats or bones while company is over. or keep her in a seperate room while the kids are there.
I have a chihuauh who will snap or bite me if i try to take any kind of treat away from him. if anyone goes near his food bowl he will also grow and snap at our feet and try to bite them sometimes we just laugh, but it really is not something to joke about. i got him from a friend when he was three years old, so i do not know what happened to him as a puppy that would make him this dominant.
The way I tought my dog, when she first came to me at 12 weeks I would sit on the floor while she ate, pick up her dish, put my hands in it and move the bowl around. To this day, she is 4 now, i can take anything away from her. Now if another one of the dogs would go near her with a toy or chew she would tell them off. Could never break her of that one. Some pets are just toy and food protective
BOXERGIRL................................... Ask your parents to enrole you and the dog in a training class. I'm not sure on your age but I would consider it. This issue seems to be between the dog and children
I have 5 dogs...and bones are highly coveted so they are very protective of them. They don't like the others coming near them. I solved issue by only giving them bones when they are alone in their crates. They are not allowed to have them anywhere else in the house. When they want to chew on a bone, they go in their own crate. I leave doors open cause they now know better that to try to bring them out. It has solved any "scrabbles" my dogs have had. I think unless specifically trained at a young age to not do this - it's pretty normal. You do want to be careful that that agression does not carry over into other areas though. I think the idea about puppy classes is GREAT.
She is now 4 so we have already taken her to puppy class and i can take the bone off her but i think its my cousin she is my age so she is 11 and she is hyper and i dont think ym dog likes her at all at least around her bone but i dont know if seh shows nervousness and my dog knows it and gets nervous to and snaps at her