Apr 17, 2004, 12:07 AM
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my furkid has this problem too when he was a pup. he used to growl at me when i go near his food. what i did is i slap his mouth...n shout at him. you have to be firm! for a few weeks after that, everytime he eats, i will sit next to him, n sometimes i will move his bowl...and if he growls, i will tell him 'NO' ...after a few weeks, he stop growling , and let me remove his bowl anytime during his meal. he was ONLY bout 3 months then, i'm not worried bout him biting me..doubt he can do any damage... But, your furkid is already 8 mths, i am NOT SURE if its a good idea to move his bowl with your hands...
Re: [lizball] Help! My dog is going crazy!
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When i first found him, he has a tendancy of biting my hand when i touch his tail, he wont let anyone touch his tail.. i think i know why he is scared..u see..he dont have a tail, according to the vet, the tail has been cut off by some people when he was a puppy. i guess this is the reason he is terrified when someone tries to touch him there..he must be thinking "will i be hurt again". What i did after that is, i will let him see my hand before i touch his tail..i keep doing it everyday for a week or so, after that i get my friends to try it....this is to show him that no one's gonna hurt him...and thank god!! now he allows everyone to touch his tail ...Do you know your furkid's background? maybe she's been beaten or there's always food shortage when she was a pup, that's why she behaves like this...
my furkid stil growls and tries to bite other dogs...eventho he embarress me ,but am still not giving up!..i'm sure one day he will learn not to do it anymore. i should partly be responsible for his attitude too, because he never get to hang out with another dogs till he's almost 7 mths..guess he sees himself a human. n refuse to hang out with dogs.
sometimes we are the one responsible for our fur kids behaviour!! there's no such thing as a bad dog
BE PATIENT! she's still a pup..u can stil train her! dont give up!!..and good luck!