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mel23
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From:magnolia, ms, usa
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posted 11-25-2003 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mel23     Edit/Delete Message
i have a 9 wk old peekapoo and I was wondering if anyone could tell me why he is so aggressive, he can be sweet but sometimes he is almost terrifying. will he out grow this or is this their temperament?

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ilovemaltipoos
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From:Grant ,Alabama..USA
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posted 11-25-2003 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemaltipoos     Edit/Delete Message
In what way is he agressive ? Is it food ? Sometimes if they have to fight over food at the breeders place ,they contiue to do that .Is he agressive when playing ,some puppies get overly excited when pulling and playing tug of war .Is he agressive with children ,if they are hurting him when they pick him up and he growls or snaps ,that could be your problem .To access what is agression and not ,have to know when he is what he is .Best thing is enroll him in obedience classes and attend them .Most Petsmarts and other places have these classes .And also he could come from agressive parents ,maybe the parents themselves were in bred .Have to have more details to be able to give you sound advice .But best thing is to go to class with him ...

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mel23
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posted 11-25-2003 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mel23     Edit/Delete Message
i have a 2 yr old schnauzer and they play great together and i have no children. when he plays after a while he starts to bite hard and snap alot. i am always in the room when he and my schnauzer play so i know if they get to rough. murphy the peekapoo is just learning his name so sometimes i have to pick him up when i think they need to not play and he bites me. do you think it is just because he is a puppy and he is playing not meaning to be that rough.

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ilovemaltipoos
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posted 11-25-2003 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemaltipoos     Edit/Delete Message
more than apt he is just playing so hard and taking up for himself with the other pet you have he is not meaning to be mean ,it is more you are interupting his activity and he is so excited he gets all antsy and does what je does ,bet he is squirming to get out of the hold you have on it at the same time ,but he should have to stop that .I would be very firm in telling him no and showing him you are displeased ,but still take him to class ,that should help your problem alot .

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MyBabyShihPoo
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posted 11-25-2003 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MyBabyShihPoo     Edit/Delete Message
Hi mel23,
Here is some advice that I received while in obedience class with my two shih-poos. When dogs/puppies are playing together and a human interupts the play by picking up the puppy or playing with it, a puppy will either:
1) Mistake the human for the other dog and bite the human.
or
2) Your peekapoo is just so caught up in the rough play, that he is failing to realize that it needs to end when a human comes to pick him up.

So, if your schnauzer and peekapoo seem to be getting a little too rough for your comfort, simply take a piece of cardboard (it doeesn't necessarily have to be cardboard), about the size of a poster board, and put it between the two in an attempt to discontinue the rough play. This causes them to lose eye contact and therefore will most likely cause all the rough playing to come to a halt. Then, once the play has discontinued, try and pick up your peekapoo and separate the two if needed.

Also, if your peekapoo does bite/snap at you when you are picking him up DO NOT put him down! If you put him down when he bites/snaps at you then you are allowing him to get away with the behavior. Your peekapoo will simply think, "Hey, if I snap or bite him/her then they will put me down just like I want." Put him down when, and only when, he discontinues his biting/snapping and growling. Just another quick note, if he does happen to bite you, let out a
high-pitched yelp just like dogs do when they are bit too hard by another dog. One of my shih-poos had a little biting issue early on, and after trying the whole yelping thing at the advice of our dog trainer, the biting problem was eliminated within one week!!!

Yes the problem does need to be addressed now before is gets out of hand, but at the same time he is still young so you can correct the problem early on; and that is to your advantage! Just like the previous poster said, obedience class would also be very useful.

Best of Luck,
Kristi

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ilovemaltipoos
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posted 11-25-2003 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemaltipoos     Edit/Delete Message
Great info and it is a class that helps most overcome problems of this nature .Those classes are great and I have been told by alot of my owners that they are the best thing for puppies and for them .Get in an obedience class for sure if you are a new owner and are experiencing any type problem whatsoever .It helps alot .

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