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Question by pokeyalvin
Submitted on 2/15/2004
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i have a 9-week golden male. Lately he has shown some growling when trying to take objects from his mouth? What is the best way to deal with this? The 2x it happened I said no and when that didn't work I tapped him on the nose. Also when he did growl he tried to bite in an aggressive manner way different than when we play. After i scolded him I called him over and petted and talked to him. Please let me know if this was wrong and if there is a better way. Thank-you!!


Answer by pokeyalvin
Submitted on 2/16/2004
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I have the answer for my own question! Just left the vets and brought up our situation with him. He showed us how to put buster in a submissive hold. You pin him on his side holding his legs. Boy did he cry! It doesn't hurt him but shows him who the boss is. He said to pin him out of the blue and hold him till he submits. Than you get up without saying anything and go about your business. He said do it 1x a day for 3-4 days then randomly after that. He said that shows buster who the boss is. Stay tuned for my results!! Bye for now!

 

Answer by pokeyalvin
Submitted on 2/16/2004
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I have the answer for my own question! Just left the vets and brought up our situation with him. He showed us how to put buster in a submissive hold. You pin him on his side holding his legs. Boy did he cry! It doesn't hurt him but shows him who the boss is. He said to pin him out of the blue and hold him till he submits. Than you get up without saying anything and go about your business. He said do it 1x a day for 3-4 days then randomly after that. He said that shows buster who the boss is. Stay tuned for my results!! Bye for now!

 

Answer by rosella
Submitted on 2/1/2005
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kinda stoopid you answered your own question twice!!

 

Answer by fenigan
Submitted on 9/12/2006
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There are a lot of good books on training.  Most say to avoid physical dominance but work on establishing dominance by obedience training.  Teach commands, expect obedience, work for a short period of time every day.    Frequent exercising probably helps too, maybe a couple of walks a day.  Also, there is some advice about withholding attention, using seperation as punishment (a place away from the main area of the house where he can be left alone for a SHORT time as punishment), etc.  I am new to this, I just got my dog so I don't know for sure.  We have found a couple of good books.  One is called Super Puppy.  The growling is serious and you should work on it.  You could talk to your vet or dog trainers around you.  

 

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