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My boyfriend just bought me a full blooded Chihuahua i seen him for the first time today
when i would try to play with him sometimes he would growl at me and bite at me but when my boyfriend would try the dog would be fine.We are getting him spade will that help calm him down. And i have herd that they are one owner dogs they only attatch themselves to one person and one person only is that true.   
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 It can be true but it doesn't have to be.  I suggest that, if you truly want to form a relationship with the dog, you start an obedience class with him right away before the behaviors get worse.  He needs to realize that you are the alpha and not him.  This is the best way to do it.


There are small things that you can do as well.  Be sure that you make him sit or "work" for treats, don't pet him until he is calm and it's on your terms and don't let him tell you who's boss!


Let me know if you have more questions.

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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: Will getting him spade calm him down at all and help me to be able to have a relationship with him when he comes back from the vet will he be in any pain is there anything I can do to make it less painful for the dog.
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

 Neutering the boys usually does not cause a tremendous amount of pain.  He should be up and moving around the next day, probably the same day.  It will help to ease some of the aggression but not all of it.  The rest is up to you.  You have to build a relationship with him in which he knows that you are stronger and more important than he is.  Obedience classes are the best way to do this.


Let me know if you still have questions.

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