She is 3 1/2 months old. Every time we pick her up to redirect her she growls. If she is chewing something she shouldn't and we take it she growls. She has bitten my husband once already and if we don't break these habits (natural instincts, but still not good) she will have to go. We've tried squirting her with water and positive reinforcement,, but she just keeps growling. She is not going to be a small dog so I am nervous about this with 3 children. How to stop it?
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She is trained to sit, heal, and come already and the three year old is the one who actually taught sit. She will be a medium sized mutt. She was a rescue I was hoping to keep, but this growling doesn't stop no matter what we do it seems. Thx
The leash is a good idea! All the rest we have been doing but she still growls, even just picking her up to pet. The kids want to hold her but when they go to pick her up she growls. She does this to everyone except me.
How old are your children peeples? They may be too rough with her?
I watch them constantly with her. The youngest is 3 and she is monitored closely the 10 and 8 year old are too. No one is rough with her, they just want to carry her around because she's a cute little puppy.