I have this dog for the last 4 days. got it from breeder
He is very very fond of me. We are getting along well
he is going for pee poo outside successfully. ( earlier he was peeing on my couch and bed) I thank you all for your advise. Somebody mentioned earlier to take him out side every one hour I practised it over and over again. It worked
these are some other issues . need your help
(a) the dog is jumping on me while I am walking with him , he does it very very very often, He put his legs on my leg and kissing me. it happens when I walk with him and I am not sure why he is doing this. I do not see other dogs behaving like this. I tried the word No many times . he is still jumping ateast once in 2 minutes in a 30 minute walk. What is wrong ?
(b) he is not at all friendly with other dogs specially with big dogs. he is not friendly with strangers specially with men. He barks at strangers and at other animals he is ok with small dogs but at times he barks at them also how to overcome this ?
(c) I took him to the Bergenline Animal hospital and the Doctor says the dog is too scared . we have to put the mussle on him for exams. he was not friendly . Doctor thinks may be he was not brought up well
can this behaviour changed? Is it a normal behaviour for a dachshund
(d) At home, he is very very quiet. he behaves like a saint inside the apartment. only outside my apartment he behaves badly.
1. he jumps very often while walking 2. he barks at strangers 3.he barks at other dogs specially big ones . I am scared big dogs could hurt him
please give your dog a chance you only had him 4days. let him get use to going out side with you learning your commands.rember you don't know what he went through or where he's been, from what you told us so far .i think you have a good dog i only wish teacup did have the things your dog do shoot i think i would be in heven. lol
good that he's bark at strangers you never want a stranger to get to know your dog next they would get to know your apartment when you're not at home. now you would'nt want your dog to tell stranger danger ''sure come on in woof,woof'',no one's home help your self you can take anything you want but please don't take my doggie biscuts................ sorry just a little joke for today.
I agree that you need to give him time & it's good that you've made contact with trainers, their advice will be very helpful to you and Jimmy.
Some dogs, unfortunately, just do not get along well with other dogs. My chihuahua, Ace, likes my other dogs Summer and Abby--but Im weary of letting him near other dogs, because he might snap at them & they may bite back in retaliation. I am not saying that Jimmy will never get along well with other dogs because he may. He might not have ever been introduced to other dogs, so maybe an obedience class would work well for him, giving you guys a chance to bond as well as socializing him with other dogs in the presence of a trainer who can watch and make decisions off of the observations. Good luck. I'd love to see pictures of Jimmy!! www.dogster.com is great to show of your dog.
a) My dog jumps up on me when he is uncertain or scared. Your dog may just be unsure of his new surroundings. With my dogs its usually fireworks. Sometimes if he is over-hyper and not listening so I have to discipline him many times he will, once he has run off some energy, he will jump up on me even if I just click my tongue to let him know he is too far away and needs to stay closer.
b) I would give it time for him to feel confident, he is a weird age where other dogs aren't treating him like a puppy but he probably doesn't know where he fits into the "pack"(ie all dogs) and more specifically so new to you he isn't sure where he fits into is home pack. Try to get between him and new dogs so that you meet them first, this will help him know you are the leader and will protect him. Also some people insist you should go out every door before your dog.
c) I would get a new vet, the vet doesn't seem comfortable with dogs, and you don't seem confortable with the vet. You absolutely have to trust your vet. I had to muzzle my dog for the first 2 years we had him (he had been abused and would bite) and even after he tried to take a chunk out of our vet he thought we were strange to leave the muzzle on and would remove it for part of the exam.
d) Socializing dogs can be a looooooooooooooooong process, depending on what has happened to them before you got them. I wouldn't worry to much about larger dogs taking offense and attacking him well socialized dogs of any size don't bite even when being barked/growled at.(Irresponsible dog owners with iffy dogs are dangerous to all dogs whether the other dog is barking or not)
If you try training and time and nothing seems to work as a LAST resort I would reccomend and electric collar. I regret not doing this sooner with my dog, even after numerous dog owners had told us how much it helped their dogs. It took less than half an hour to teach him to come when called and heel and only one incident where he "went at" (attacked) another dog to stop that behaviour. I had to correct him 9 or 10 times he approached this new dog in an unfriendly manner, but he got it and that was the end of that. He also no longer chases bikes and cars and we didn't even have to correct him once, he learned aggressive = bad and that was the end of that. He is one of the best behaved dogs at the local dog park now, all the other owners think it is a miracle cure.
I want to be clear these are NOT painful, I used it on myself first and at low levels they are annoying like when your foot is asleep and just starting to wake up. And at the highest level they aren't 1/4 as bad is sticking your finger in a socket(which I have done many times) and isn't painful but does send a "Don't do that again, that's dangerous" signal to your brain.
Please be patient with your new dog, he's only been with you for 4 days, and he has had a year at the breeders, with little socialization it sounds like. Let him get to know your and your routine. Give him time!
I agree, I think you just need to give him time to get used to other dogs and to strangers. Eventually, he will habituate to seeing other dogs or people and he should stop being so afraid. If it dosen't go away naturally, I would try gradually exposing him to other people. Perhaps just have a friend or somebody you trust approach him slowly. First just have the other person present at a distance, and as soon as the dog calms down, the person can try coming closer. Perhaps he will feel less confronted with this gradual exposure. But before you try anything like that, maybe just give it some more time, and see if the problem goes away on its own. Most animals are very good at adjusting to their environment, given enough time.
Also a good idea to consult with trainers. Let them see what your dog does, and they may be able to detrmine what is causing the behavior and then eliminate it.