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.Are you male or female?
Is he neutered?
Has he had any obedience training?
Who did the majority of the training?
Who disciplines the dog when he needs it?
What type of discipline is used? ie. verbal "NO", physical punishment, etc.
I am female
Connor is neutered
Yes, he went to three weeks of Good dog Training
My husband disciplines verbal
Connor from 6 weeks old growled at me with a mean look on his face he did this until he was about 10 months old, just to me and has stopped now
i swatted him with the newspaper when he growled but he has never been physically punished
I have had dogs all my life and they have been my best friends this hurts that Connor seems to be indifferent to me.
The following site is helpful. Be sure and click on the link to the left on obedience. and links on subsequent pages leading to detailed instructions.
Training works best if you train at least 30 minutes a day (two 15 minute sessions). I would start making your dog work via the Nothing in life is free program (NILF). It is outlined below.
You will also want to keep a leash on him at all times initially to grab if he should disobey. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how well your dog does with training. Dogs like knowing what is expected of them and they love the little paper thin slices of hotdogs that I use for treats while training. Give this a try and see how it works for you. Remember that along with the treats, give nice calm praise. Dogs actually love to do obedience work so it will also bring you closer.
At the end of training sessions you can do some fun stuff like throwing the ball for him. All of these things will strengthen your relationship with him, establish you as an alpha along with your husband and accomplish the added benefit of an even more well behaved dog.
In addition, if the situation is not improving using the techniques on the previous website, you may have to consult a professional behaviorist. You can usually find a behaviorist by asking your Vet for a recommendation or you may be able to find one using the following site.
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