last night my son had a bag of hot potato chips in his hand and teacup jump up snatch the bag out of his hand ran with it & hid under my baker rack.as i was trying to get it from him he started to growl. i said no no teacup give it here right now! he would'nt so i reach for it, he got so mad he bit me well i had to use the broom in order to get it from him . not on him on the bag.then he wouldnt come from under the rack. so i waited for about 10mins till he calm down. grab his little butt put him in his cage told him bad boy you bit mommy hes knows that biting is a no no but he didnt care he wanted those chips. why do you think he did that? this is not like teacup to do something like this hes really sweet . oh yeah he did pull blood out my finger.where's this behavior coming from? he been in o/b school and graudated with his little cert /..
sometimes puppies can be aggressive like that if he is the youngest of his litter, that might be the prob, my little runt chi is the most aggressive when it comes to food, i think they feel like they need to fight to eat and protect them selves, what is tea cup anyway?
Because Teacup still sees himself as boos and that you ought to just back off.Also it seems like Chi thing.i have NEVER met a nice Chi.Never have met one that had a stable temperment.Since m experience with Caesar if Teacup was mine he would be put down.I dont care how small the dog is he should not bite especaially draw blood.I think you better start hand feeding him.Also make sure he gets walks and make him do something for anyhting he wants.Like make him sit for attention,food,toys,bones and treats.Evereything he has to sit for or lay down for.Quit letting him on furinture and dont carry him alot.
***Edited By: cockerlover on 5/26/2006 11:28:59 AM*** Reason: add
I only have one like that teacuphouse. Most of mine will run with it, but release once they know they cant outrun ya, lol. Some others I can get to drop on command so I can pick whatever it is up. Now.....my little idiot, he has had personality issues since day one. I would have needed a broom to get amything from him as well, with him snarling and biting the brrom the whole time. He thinks if he was able to get it, it is his!
Jackson used to growl when we would try to take something from him. We did not back down but moved slowly and pulled it from him. He would do that in his crate too. We could not put our hands in his crate. We would raise the back of the crate slowly until he came running out and then hold him on his back until he submitted. He still does not like giving things up but he will without growling. We have to take it (if it is edible) but he does not growl or bite. We also cured his crate aggressiveness with us.
Work with him and let him know it is not acceptable. We just started taking a chew bone away and then would give back after he gave it up and would feed by hand sometimes.
teacup is a chihuhua he weighs 5lbs hes not a teacup chi/thats just his name...tehe... cocklover you know i cant put my baby down just b/c he bit me. but i will take everyones advice thanks everyone. my problem probly is letting him have his little way and treating him like a little human instead of a dog. but teacup knows better about biting hes 1yr old. I will stop walking him around the house in my arms which he loves.. some of the bad habits i might not can break.hes spoil rotten. it would kill me to put him down ...no way...
teacuphouse, from other things you've said about your dog this doesn't surprise me at all that he's bitten you. Just little things you've said in the past have hinted at this kind of aggressive behavior. And that's what it is, aggressive behavior. Haven't you said he's growled and barked in the past, at you or family members when he doesn't get his way? Those were just precursers to your being bitten.
Does anyone let him on their lap when they're eating? Bad idea. How exactly did he jump up and steal the chips from your son? I guess you're glad he bit you and not his son, especially if he bit you badly enough to draw blood.
He clearly thinks he is the boss. If you are babying him and not providing consistent discipline/redirection for bad and unwanted behaviors he'll keep on pushing. Being through obedience school and having a certificate is really meaningless in this kind of situation.
And stealing food.. in our family stealing food from anyone is a huge offense, especially when it comes to stealing food from our daughter.
Everyone in the family must participate in this, so he gets the idea that all humans are above him in the social scheme, not just you. Keep him on a leash or harness when he's in the house so you can easily correct him. Don't reassure him when he's acting bad, especially when he is being aggressive. Be no-nonsense and firm and put him in a down/stay position at such times. Never put him in a sit/down/stay for bad behavior on furniture, always make sure he's on the floor.
Don't be passe about this kind of aggression, if you don't work immediatley and consistently to help change his behavior it may get even worse. And he will start biting for other things besides food.
I can't remember if you've said, has he been neutered yet?
***Edited By: Minniyar on 5/26/2006 12:14:10 PM*** Reason: add
Also it seems like Chi thing.i have NEVER met a nice Chi.Never have met one that had a stable temperment.Since m experience with Caesar if Teacup was mine he would be put down ----------------------------------------------------- No, its not a 'Chi' thing. My family has raied chi's and shown them since before I was born (35+ years) Any unsocialized dog that is not properly trained and have people who do not know how to handle things can be aggressive.......be it a Chi or a ROTT!!
This is an easy enough thing to fix over time, not something you put them down for. Teacuphouse.....follow the advice of the experienced ones here to get him through this, not the advice of those who, by proof do not know about training.
thank you Minniyar, everything you just said i agree with you 100%. yes i did say tea bit me before at the Dr. office and drew blood from my finger.. not the same finger a different one.... tehe... and your'e right most of his behavior comes from me spoiling him. I dont denied that, Minniyar i admit i'm the guilty one here no doubt about it .this is the reason i ask for help from mebers like you in order to correct my mistakes. girlfriend there's no argument here. teacup is very smart it's not to late to correct him he catches on quick. (appt. to be neutered 2wks- ok i ask about the biting b/c he was only 5mo's old when he did it the first time . now that hes 1yr ,i just wanted to know why? thats all and you answer my question. thank you
girls please dont ask me to put teacup down you know i cant do that ! There's no way- yes i'm glad he bit me and not my son.you must understand teacup loves children he will never bite them but adults he doesnt trust them too much, aggressive towards them but not children. no i'm not going to put my baby down you might as well change the topic. at least i'm honest on here i betcha somebody dog has bit them before and they just dont want to talk about it. i'm not going to lie to you guys about nothing i have no reason to. MY, MY, MY, he didnt eat my finger i still have it.... lmao
I would be devastated if you put him down. You have the right attitude about the advice Minnyar gave you. Follow through with it. Let him know it is not acceptable and that he is not the boss. I think this is a problem that can be solved. Just don't let it escalate.
Did you see those Chi's on the Dog Whisperer? Those were some mean little doggies and they were able to turn them around.
Lpn back off. I said I have personally never met a nice chi and unitl I do I think they are inbred and overbred and most have unstable temperments. And it doesnt help that most are not disciplined and just spoiled.So unitil I meet one that has a stable temperment thats how I think of them.
Yes I think Teacup can get fixed,Caesar no he cant get fixed in my opinion not hwne a dog tries to really hurt someone on purpose for no reason just out of no where,someone would have to be a fool to think that he could.
Teacup dont put him to sleep,I just said now that since i m scared of dogs and if one even growls at me it would be put down.
Lpn back off. I said I have personally never met a nice chi and unitl I do I think they are inbred and overbred and most have unstable temperments. And it doesnt help that most are not disciplined and just spoiled.So unitil I meet one that has a stable temperment thats how I think of them. ------------------------------------------------------------
I simply gave you MY OPINION from MY EXPERIENCE...which by the way IS permitted on this forum. So, you back off. What I posted was personal experience...deal with it.
Well to me it sounds like he needs to learn that teacup is NOT the boss! He needs to learn that you are the owner and he is the dog, etc. I'd make sure he knows that that behavior is unacceptable, I'd stop carrying him around so much and try not to spoil him (I know so hard :-) as much. I'm sure other people on here can give specific examples of what to do. But that I'm sure is very upsetting. I think he needs to know what behaviors are unacceptable. You might have to be stern (not mean or harsh, just stern) for a little while and that might help. Good luck, I hope he doesn't do it again. Please work with him on that no one wants a little terror running around :-P
Some Chi's are just that way. I've had LOTS of experience with them. The males are aggresive like that, but only when there is food involved (that they REALLY want) or some other object they really want. Sweet, sweet otherwise. I would NEVER put one down because of one incident!!! Females seem to be less aggresive, and friendlier. Altho all the ones I've been around have been spayed or nuetered. Teacup, don't listen to the one telling you to put him down....NOWAY!!!!
I really would love to meet a stable tempermented Chi.I dont like little dogs that cant quit shaking because they are nervous or bite.Thats sad.I want to meet a nice one.my trainer who has been training for 23 years has only met 3 nice ones! LOL Chis are very popular here,they are bred and bred and bred and are i nteh petstores more than anything.So we have tons of chis with bad temperments.
I will say this again dont put him to sleep.He can be fixed but IF he were my dog I owuld have the hardest time trusting him again.Just because what I went through