I bought a puppy from a pet store(I didn't realize at the time that 90% of puppies at pet stores were from puppy mills) Anyway, he's really cute and thinks our family is the best but hates other people! Anytime a friend comes over he snaps at them and when I bring him in public, which I do a lot in hopes of socializing him, he causes a scene. I really don't want to spend the money bringing him to classes. I've been doing some research and am certain he wasn't handled by humans much or at all when he was younger. He is now 4 months old. My question is: Is it too late for him? Do I still have time to train this dog to like other people and other animals or is this going to be an ongoing problem?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:32 PM on Nov. 23, 2009 in Pets
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 1:32 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:45 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Answer by Acid at 1:03 PM on Nov. 23, 2009
Def NOT to late. You have him at perfect teaching age. I say get a full water bottle, and give him a squirt when hes bad. Or have a rattle or bells or some loud jarring sound so when he is being a butt, you rattle or whistle and it distracts him and changes his direction. leave a baggie of treats at the door, so when your friends come over as they enter they can give him a treat, then making them awesome in his mind. I suggest watching some Ceasar Milan, or "it's me or the dog" http://animal.discovery.com/tv/its-me-or-dog/
Answer by cassie_kellison at 5:44 AM on Nov. 24, 2009
Answer by motherofhope98 at 8:34 AM on Nov. 24, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 PM on Nov. 27, 2009
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