I own a NAID. He is 6 months old. He started showing his aggression at the age of 4 1/2 months. He has growled and snapped at my husband, he attacked me last week after I fed him and this morning cornered my daughter, growling and baring his teeth. We have been working with a behaviorist who put us on a "nothing in life is free" program. He has to earn everything, food, treats, attention, etc. Also, we have to avoid confrontation, i.e. if he's laying on the sofa and it's a no-no, put something on the sofa so he can't get on. If he steals something, unless it's worth something to you, let him have it. Do not move him when he's sleeping, etc. At this point its as if the dog is running the house. We can't wake him to get him into his crate, he has to be fed outside, we can't eat with him in the house. I love my puppy, but I've never been afraid of a pet before. I've decided the best thing for our family will be to get rid of him. But I wouldn't want to give him to another family to deal with, on the other hand, I wouldn't want him to be put to sleep. He loves going to doggy day care, there he is extremely submissive, never aggressive. I truly feel he needs a home with other dogs and a lot of room to run around. Anyone have any advice??
#1 rule in my house regarding pets... I will NOT be afraid of any pet.
I love my dogs to pieces - but they are dogs, I am the owner. I run the show and the dog will listen to me. Period. I'm not sure what kind of program your behaviorist has you on... but in my house, if the dog has something he shouldn't have - he gives it back. Yes - we may "trade" - (I give him his ball in exchange for my shoe) - but he WILL give it back.
If you are afraid of the dog it is probably time for you to return it to the breeder or to find it a new home.
NAID are sometimes bred with coyotes or wolves to give them a more primitive wolf-like look, this could be the root of his aggression. return him to the breeder and get a husky or something :D this page showcases some wolflike dog breeds such as the greenland dog, GSD mixes, and laikas http://www.inetdesign.com/wolfdunn/breeds/
I have to say I agree with ode, these are not a breed, they are usually high content wolf or coyote crooses, and very offten unmanagable. From what I have heard the "breeder" of these animals, I think there are 3 is unwilling to help new owners or take back dogs that she sold. I would find a wolfdog rescue and ask them to take this one and get yourself a Siberian Husky or Malamute, a true dog breed.
Hey I know this is an old post but I have to tell you about this breed. This is not a wolf breed they are NKC registered dogs and were created using German Shepherd, Malamute, Husky, and Chinook. All AKC dogs were created using at least two dogs to get the look and temperament, so essentially all dogs are mutts!! Many get them mixed up with American Indian Dogs and they are wolf and coyote mixes. I currently own a NAID and he is very submissive and non-aggressive with animals or people. Make sure when you're training a dog you DO NOT hit, this can cause aggression in any dog. At 3months mine could sit, stay, lay down, fetch, go to the door to potty, and leave it. I agree with an earlier post you are the Master your dog must know that from the day you get them. If you allow bad behavior they will see you as weak and own your home! Aggression is very hard to break if your trainer has no luck with your dog give him back to your breeder!!