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ok yesterday i went over to a family members house and i took diesel with me since i was only going to be there for 20 min... when i brought him inside he was perfectly fine... just sniffing the house like a normal beagle would...


they have two cats and the cat toys are laying around every where.. the last time diesel had a cat toy (cat nip in/on the toy) he had a reaction... but knowing him he sniffed out another toy... when i tried to get it from him he ran from me like it was a game, as usual...



finally i cought him and tried to get the toy from his mouth... he got really vicious and started to growel at me and bit at me... my cousin finally got the toy from his mouth but only after he bit my hand and my face... both bites broke the skin and bled... i am fine...

im worried about him... he is such a sweet dog... why did he all of a sudden get so violent??
i need some serious help, it is kinda freakin me out....
 

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He is so young still, so whatever issues you have with him can be easily reversed!
It sounds like he feels dominance over you. You should try the following options:
1. Never leave the house with him, when he is excited and pulls you. Always step out first when he is sitting patiently for you to step out, and then ask him to come, sit down and wait until you lock the door. Same when you come back home.
2. Try "fake eating" from his bowl before you hand him the bowl. He needs to sit or lay down and calmly wait for you to give him permission to eat.
3. If you are sitting next to him, never let him put his paws on you, not even one paw.
4. Don't let him jump on you if he is left alone and you come back. He should get affection only when he is calm.
5. Try getting him to do something before everything he is getting (food, water, affection).

Of course, everytime he is doing something bad, a firm NO should stop him.

He is in his rebellious phase, it takes time and he is only a young puppy :thumbup: .
 

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Been there, done that. Derby has never bit me because he trusts me very much, but when he was still only about a year old my little sister tried to take a rawhide from him and he nipped her fingers. He's grown out of it now, though.
 

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Try the "drop it" command.

STEPS
1. Give him a bone
2. Say "Diesel, drop it"
3. When he drops the bone, reward him with a treat and praise him
4. Once he gets the hang of it, put some Kong STUFF'n(or just some plain peanut butter) on the bone as a reward.

Since he is just a puppy you should keep training sessions short. 5 minutes a day is plenty.

It won't be long before he masters this command. Then you could can teach him "leave it".
 

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Scout bit me on a walk once. I was trying to get a piece of plastic from her mouth and she didn't want me to. We are still working on drop it.
 

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ya he is still working on drop it... but i have tought the "leave it command" and he listens every time i say it... he just gets into things and before i catch him he already has something in his mouth... We have given him a bone from one of our sunday dinners and i can take that from him just fine... its just the odd things he finds especially q-tips, hair ties, and he loves toilet paper.... he goes into the bathroom and grabs it and runs, unrolling the whole thing all over the house.

but thanks. i have been working on dominance issues with him too. thanks for the advice
 

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LOL about the toilet paper. We thought we were past that stage and just last night, Duke came running through the living room with a roll in his mouth.
 

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lol ya he did that yesterday from my bathroom and we have baby gates so he cant go upstairs or in the formal living room... but he snuck through... his kennel is also in the laundry room and thats where we keep toilet paper, paper towels etc... so we have had many torn up rolls of toilet paper in there and all over the house...
 

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Watch your wounds and make sure they dont get infected...only 6% of dog bites will, but much more for cats and even more for human bits...just keep an eye on it.

sorry it happened...time to show who is Alpha!!

Manda
 
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