SHe didn't bite me. Here's what happened: I had given her a marrow bone--which I do a lot. She was working on it for a longtime. I needed her to go outside to pee so I could make dinner knowing she was taken care of. I went told her we were going outside and she didn'tmove. I knelt down to her and went to put her leash on her collar and she growled. I said Faith No growl. Then I went to put it on again and she whipped around growling adn kind of snapping. I put myself and the umbrella between us and the bone and grabbed it up and put it away out of site. I then made her sit and took her in my arms and held her above my head looking at her and makingher look at me till she submitted--like 2 seconds. She looked pathetic, licked my face and I put her down and took her outside. I plan to hold back on bones for a while. Did I do ok?
Yes, you did very well. Sounds like she is again testing the boundaries. Bones like that and thihngs like pig ears can turn even the nicest of dogs into totally different dogs. Be sure and watch her carefully with the bones from here on out. Some dogs need to be totally restricted from those items for bad behavior like you just described. But it is the only way to guarantee you never see that kind of behavior again.
actually i misread. No, you didnt do right, but now you will know hehe. Why hold her over your head? Instead hold her down below you, and loom over her. By raising her over your head, you may be confusing her. The top dog is elevated in dog society, the others are 'below'. Anytime you are trying ot show a dog that you are alpha you want to be above/over them. Not have them above/over you. Think of a wolf putting a submissive dog in it's place. The submissive dog is on it's back and up under the alpha dog.
it might be scary to you to have contact with the dog while it is groling and snapping but if you don't do anything until the dog stops you have lost the battle. i had this problem with our chow mix when he was younger. as soon as he growled or snapped at me i immediately corrected him. even though he was snapping he never actually bit me. he learned pdq .
Hi! It's just me!! Our trainer says when the dog growls to grab them by the collar and yell at them and make it the worst possible experience for them that they won't want to repeat the growling again. Always keep yourself above the dog since the dominant dogs are always higher in positition than the submissive dogs. It will be scary to grab them while they are growling, but if you don't teach her now that you are really the boss (and like kids, they will test their boundaries!), she will continue to test you in order to become the alpha in the house. She seems to be an overly confident dominant female, which we know you can only have one dominant female in the house and that has to be you!!! She'll come around!!
Oh boy. I can tell this one wont be a good story. I'm listening. Marrow bones are good for dogs teeth. Even better if they really like it! It is good to let your dog outside before you start on something that will consume a lot of your time. Sometimes dogs can be stubborn. Try a harness. Or, try a halti-head collar. She really needs obedience class. You did the right thing. Hold her on her back, not above your head. Try putting her on her backn instead. Don't give bones for a long time. You did everything right, except for one. Just hold her on her back, not above your head.
My corgi is the same way she is always testing me. I have had to pin Lucy down once, but I have not had to again. She was soo mad she started to snap at me too, but I got her by the neck and pinned her to the floor and held her there, untill she finally stopped it was probably about 20 secs. She has really improved. I noticed that today at the vet. Her previous visits to the vet were not good. She would wiggle and growl when they tried to take her temp, but today I held her and gave her that look and boy did she stay still. She didnot even try to wiggle out of it, or growl. She now knows that she does what i tell her to do. The brushing teeth has been alot easier as well, and so has the nail clipping. I think you are doing everything right. But do not hold her above your head. It will get better for Faith too, just keep consistent and do not give in to her. I am sure you know this, but corgis are so stubborn.
Yes, you probaly did. she really has to learn to listen to her owner in these kinds of situations. Obiously a bone isn't dangerous, but what if she started chewing ona an exectric wire and was about to get shocked? You'd have to get it away right away, so this is good practice. After she's done outside, I'd give her back the bone later, wehn she's in a better mood.
Thankfully she is a dream at the vet. We go tomorrow. I can't wait to see how she has grown and to discuss spaying next month. I will work on those things. Funny thing about the potty thing is that she is very aware that I amt he one in charge. She doesn't have an accident accept for when my husband is in charge! LOL! She is definitely a woman's dog!
I agree when it comes to asserting yourself as alpha but I don't think it is ever a good idea to yell at them in an aggressive manner. The dog will then associate negative interactions with you and not realize that it is because of their growling behavior.