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Bully barking and nipping trashman

Hey! I have an 11 month old puppy and he is getting very aggressive with some people. Like when family or friends come over he will bark when they first come in , but after they pet him he shuts up. We put up a chain link fence to keep him in the yard, but somehow this morning he got out when the trashman came. He was barking and biting at the mans boot. I called him to come to me and i mean he looked in my direction and started again. i did see the man kick him in the head ,so i think thats why he got so bad. he only does this with certain people. How can I break him from this while he is still young? Any suggestions will help...my female Daisy never did this and she loves everyone. Always gentle and sweet. Mack is the devil himself.lolI dont want anyone to be scared of him and i told the man that he was still a puppy and that he barks, but he insisted that he was trying to bite him. I hope they dont call the police to come out.

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Very first thing

Is put a collar or harness and use a leash when he goes out, starting the very next time, and stay right with him.  One reason is he can still get out of the yard.  It will take training and the good people will point you in the right direction, but it will do no good if the dog is gone or picked up or hurt.  So I would control him for now . Fix that fence too as I never have had one get out yet....knock on wood, 

Steve

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SORRY

I'm sorry no one else has replied, as I figured they would chime in with suggestions....but here is what I think....A trainer, to teach basic obedience, maybe even at pet co or pet smart would be a good start. A walk routine will help, also I think.  The more people the dog is around the better to make it less excited by people...The garbage truck is a doozie though....My dogs stay in during the time on Friday morning when the trashmen come.  I just don't take a chance on them getting out and it's only a few minutes. Even my gates are locked so the mailman or meter readers can't get in.  You may not be able to control people, but you can control the pooch.

There is a thought...."Nothing in life is free."NILIF and that means the dog gets nothing till he does what you want, so he is totally dependant on you for his cues and structure.  I've never tried it, but there is info on the web. I've never tried it, but I've heard and read goog thing about it.

Working with the dog will help, good luck.

Here is a pic of Buddy and Brother, notice they have on harnesses, and are teathered to a leash secured inside the car, [in my case through the back sear and tied in the trunk]  They are at McDonalds for a treat, of a plain hanburger, hold the bun......[very rare] for them to get people food except for ray.Steve

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IndyBulldog™'s picture

SORRY

I'm sorry no one else has replied, as I figured they would chime in with suggestions....but here is what I think....A trainer, to teach basic obedience, maybe even at pet co or pet smart would be a good start. A walk routine will help, also I think.  The more people the dog is around the better to make it less excited by people...The garbage truck is a doozie though....My dogs stay in during the time on Friday morning when the trashmen come.  I just don't take a chance on them getting out and it's only a few minutes. Even my gates are locked so the mailman or meter readers can't get in.  You may not be able to control people, but you can control the pooch.

There is a thought...."Nothing in life is free."NILIF and that means the dog gets nothing till he does what you want, so he is totally dependant on you for his cues and structure.  I've never tried it, but there is info on the web. I've never tried it, but I've heard and read good things about it.

Working with the dog will help, good luck.

Here is a pic of Buddy and Brother, notice they have on harnesses, and are teathered to a leash secured inside the car, [in my case through the back sear and tied in the trunk]  They are at McDonalds for a treat, of a plain hanburger, hold the bun......[very rare] for them to get people food except for raw, but it's toenail day.   Steve

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