9 week old lab gone phyco, morwell (VIC)
9 week lab gone phyco, morwell (VIC)
I was in bed trying to settle my 9 week old lab/bull massive puppy down when she bit me quite hard. So I held her down as I have tried tapping her on the nose and it just makes her bite more. And I do not agree with Hurting or smacking animals. Anyway way when I let her up I gave her a pat and cuddle as I went to Pat her she went phyco and attacked me so my partner grabbed her and also tried to Pat her and she went absolutely mental. I am really worried as I have a one year old daughter and don't no if I should keep the puppy now. I have never seen a dog that aggressive and I have been Aaround them all my life.
ANSWER: 9 week lab gone phyco, morwell (VIC), Melbourne (VIC)
Tapping on nose / holding down would make pup fearful of hands as not nice and would be risky for child. Strongly suggest that you change tack and ignore bad behaviour and praise good behaviour, eg ignore means no eye contact, interaction, talk or touch and let her be. She learn that when she is good she gets interaction and otherwise not. If persists get professional help and move SLOWLY. Advise where you bought pup as a good breeder would want to know.