Our dog is very protective of my mom to the point that he will get very aggressive and bite who ever gets near my mom(just males), no matter what they are getting near her for, even if it is just a hug. he also will not let you discipline him for ANYTHING...ex: if he pees in one of the bedrooms and he comes out, if automaticaly (sp) is really aggresive(cause he knows he did something wrong) but we cannot discipline him for it because he will bite us(includes males and females)...he gets away with everything from getting on the table to peeing in the house, again because he will not let us discipline him...can anyone help? hes a male miniature daschund, we thought about getting him neutered will that help? thanks
***Edited By: daschundlover on 12/21/2006 4:56:34 PM*** Reason: add
Neutering will help maybe a little, but this dog needs some professional training. YOU MUST discipline him for aggressive behavior and please do it now before he becomes so bad that euthanasia might be the only option DOWN THE LINE....try to do hands off discipline for now, such as squirting him in the face with a water sprayer.
this next tactic is for someone who can be forceful and dominant with him. When he growls at you (or whoever), that person takes him by the scruff of the throat, not the actual throat, but the loose skin around it, not the neck, but the throat...,shakes it with some force, not just some wiggle, but FORCE and yells in a loud LOW tone, NO GROWL... if the dog does not appear to want to submit, then the person then pulls the dog to the floor on his back as a mother dog would do her pup to discipline it. Yes it seems harsh and some people can't be that forceful with a dog, which the dog knows it and uses that to dominate the person. Dogs have a pecking order in a pack and this must be established in the home. You want to use a loud low tone to imitate the dominate dog's growling. Usually this tactic works well but you must be consistant.
yeah we have been trying to make him submit (sp) by laying him on his back but i don't know doesn't seem to be making a lasting impression. i'll try the spray bottle...and you know what doesn't help at all is that my mom like that the dog is protective over her and she doesn't discipline him like he should be. i don't know why he is so aggressive. but when he does something wrong he goes and runs on my moms lap and turns around a growls and wants to bite whoever is trying to discipline him..thanks
We had a blue healer like that when I was younger. He wouldn't go potty in the house, but was very protective. He stayed home with my mother all day and became very attached. I have a scar on my face from him biting me and eventually we had to put him to sleep after he attacked my infant cousin when my mom picked up his car seat with him in it. Luckily he had on a very thick snowsuit on and wasn't injured. This was a long time ago before the days of in home trainers and lots of obedience schools, so we tried to work on it ourselves. I would get a trainer or behaviorist to help asap. This can and probably will escalade if nothing is done. You mother also needs to realize how serious the situation is.
i know we have tried to tell her, her mom breeds dogs and shows them she has also tried to discipline him the couple of days we have been to her house for gatherings and she tells us when we get back home to keep the training up but she doesn't, he also does not like people to give eachother hugs (could be anyone) or anyone shaking hands, i don't know what is up with that, i guess he relates it to spanking him (beats me) but this one time we had a little boy over about 2 or 3yrs old and he kicked our dog his name is snoopy (male mini daschund dapple) and snoopy went to jump up on him and bite him, luckily the little boy jumped back, but anything related to discipling him he gets real aggressive...has anyone heard of that dog whisper that trains out of control dogs, well she did go to one of those conventions acouple of weekend back, and got some tips but hasn't tried anything on him, i really don't think she knows how serious this is...maybe it will have to take something serious to wake her up, hopefully not...
***Edited By: daschundlover on 12/22/2006 7:05:01 AM*** Reason: add
The best thing you can do is let him that he doesn't have to protect her...he can enjoy being a dog. The Nothing in Life is Free technique will work wonders on him (as well as neutering)...this basically is a non-violent way to take back dominace from a dog. The key is that everyone needs to practice it. Just simple things you do everyday can change his behavior. It will take time and the most important thing you can do in the meantime is not to punish his aggressive behavior because that can cause him to feel more of a threat. Try approaching your mother while holding out a treat... then work up to huggigng her while giving him a treat, then he will associate people's prescence near his owner as a good thing for him as well. Seriously though, the NILIF technique will make all the difference...you can just google it and they will give you tons of websites with directions! :)
Dachshund Lover, I have 5 dachsies, do also dachshund rescue, this dog is a liability waiting to happen. Neuter him, but, most importantly, you need professional help in the home, ASAP. Look for someone who knows the BREED, not just small breeds. Also, be careful, no roughing with a choke, you will cause a neck or back disc problem. This dog has been allowed to run the roost.
Do not put him on his back. This was dismissed years ago, the Monks of New Skete, who were not professional trainers recommended this. You can severely injure a dachsie's back to the point of paralysis.
Also, keep him out of the rooms he is marking, keep him in a confined area, let him exit after you, make him sit before he is fed. GET PROFESSIONAL HELP
he is growling and showing teeth, everything while we are disciplining him but we step back while discipling him because he would bite us if we were to get close enough, he is just out of control....he has become more obsessed with hiking his leg on everything in the house...he'll come right in from outside and go straight to the couch, and the bathroom are his favorite places to pee i just don't get it why he feels like he has to mark his territory on everything he can reach...i mean we have another male dog american bulldog but he is an outside dog. i guess his agressiveness, and his excessive peeing could be to let the other dogs or us knows who teritory it is, or whos boss.......i don't know? we have started to restrict his access around the house. any help
***Edited By: daschundlover on 1/5/2007 9:48:43 AM*** Reason: add
So your pup claimed your mom. And wants nothing to do with anyone else.
1) Dont beat the piss out of the dog, or harm him in anyway. It will just make him rebel more. For ex. When you have a toddler in the house, and you tell him not to do something, whats he go and do as soon as you leave. Whatever you told him not to do. Instead incourage the dog and place the dog outside as quick as possible when hes done, before he does it or during his marking. Firmily say no then wait outside for a little while, keep repeating this, it will teach him that everytime he goes to do this he gets put outside. And might possibly help.
2) Earning the dogs trust. Your dog is basically loving your mom because shes probably the one who raised him, feeds him, grooms him, walks him. Everything. If you possibly try switching that up to maybe you feeding, or you taking him for walks, and showing him that lifes not about 1 person and beating. Dont just show up when the dog does something wrong. Be there when he does good things to and praise him as much as he can. I know it takes alot of nerve and patients, but trust is what the pup needs at this point.
3)Fixing your pup helps with both attitude and marking. I agree with keeping the pup out of the rooms hes marking in. Possibly slowly crating him at night so hes not to clingy to your mom. Dont suddenly put him the crate for the entire night. Like every day put him in for an hour more until it last the night in the crate becoming more independent. It will help with Attitude, confidence on being alone or with others, and marking during the night.
4) I never believed in trainers personally because i figure what a trainer can do is nothing less then i can since i train my dogs everything they know. But thats just me. It does seem like your pup does need serious help. So you might want to check into that. And maybe when family is around its best to muzzle your pup. I know its a lil harsh. Buts its the safest way until you find a way your pup remains calm around company and it prevents injuries between people, and preventing him from being put down.
I hope some of my advice helps.
***Edited By: Ookadahusky on 1/6/2007 11:45:43 PM*** Reason: Addin para 1)