She was the sweetest when she 1st came home. Excessive protectiveness is a dangerous situation. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on November 20, 2019: Will, not sure may be he's getting startled/spooked if he growls at people coming from behind? Some of these reasons are normal and healthy, and some are symptoms of an underlying behavioral problem. 2-3weeks ago she began lunging @ dogs she previously met & played with. He hasn't bitten him yet, but he growls and barks. Hes not aggressive, more so territorial and stands in between us all time time. For example, then I go downstairs on my way to the kitchen and her owner is sitting at the table. The number one purpose that staring at you while doing number two serves for dogs is protection and security. Any recommendations are welcomed. A protective stance can be a blessing in an emergency situation, but surely isn't when the dog attempts to protect its owner from people who are not doing anything wrong. Actually, when she did intervene and pulled the dog away, the skin on my mom's finger was torn more as the dog didn't let go. He growls, lifting his teeth and showing his pearly whites. Dogs know that the owner will protect them from harm and ensure their well being. By learning this one simple concept you’ll put yourself light years ahead of the majority of dog owners. Often, dogs may also become protective of children. These dogs know that the owner will protect them from harm and ensure their well being because a history of trust has established that fact. Some owners actually tell others, with pride, ''my dog is very protective of me.'' My dog has started biting my roommate multiple times a week since moving homes; the roommate has lived with us consistently for 3 to 4 years now . I rescued a female Maltese mix who never bit and was always happy around other dogs but now that she lives with me she has become overprotective for some reason she won't let no one hug me or come near me near the home near the grass front yard anywhere near the house anywhere near me or my husband she bites like I said she never bit before. Think of it this way: when the disliked spouse is around, all good things rain from the sky. How do I fix this behavior? Many dogs who suffer from aggression towards familiar people are rehomed or surrendered to an animal shelter. Not to this dog lover. I had a procedure and had to temporarily sen him to my friend who has 3 other dogs. I care for him 100% except when I’m working (part time). However, she knows that I am not a stranger and when her owner is not there she just ignores me. I don’t know why or where it started but he’s been around people since I got him at 8 weeks old. At the time I was diagnosed with a neurological illness, and he witnessed me sick for few months. The more he rehearses the problem behaviors, the more they put roots and more difficult they become to eradicate. Dog Behavior Training in Houston. Allowing them to be over-protective may turn them into a big liability. Why does she nip at me if she’s trying to protect me? What do I do? Please can anyone help me or suggest anything. If well loved and treated right they will be protective. After taking your advice and simply going to the door and acknowledging him, he stopped immediately! This is for safety and correct implementation of behavior modification. The not -so- great news is that it might take some time to change this behavior, especially if it has been rehearsed for quite some time and the unpredictability of people coming outside may catch you unprepared. Then as soon as we got back to his house and stepped foot in the gate, she started barking and howling at him again. Clomicalm is relaxing product that releases synthetic pheromones and may help at times. This snarl and growl is a distance-increasing warning telling your husband not to come close as she feels threatened by him. Sounds like a dangerous situation and someone may get hurt. I have an akita who is very protective , I feel safe with her & would not want to change her.she loves family and friends but if anyone else comes near uninvited or who she senses is strange she will go to attack, she is always on the lead so can't bite. She rarely ever barks in general. When outside if anyone, approaches he lunges at them,growling, snarling, agressive like if he was a german shepphard about to attack an intruder. We live on a military base and the military police said they can’t do anything unless he kills our dog, which I’m really afraid might happen someday. Install a baby gate and put some mesh so that they cannot hurt each other through the gate. And if i try to correct him he becomes agressive toward me. I am a pet sitter and go to peoples homes to take care of their pets. This often means keeping him in a separate area, especially when there are situations that you know can trigger his behavior (children around,etc). I have a 10 month old jack Russel who is really really good and normally likes people alot. My Dog had puppies in she did not care for the to much at all after they were gone she became overprotected of me and my mom can I get angry at somebody she growls at them. Please make safety your top priority, and for correct implementation and safety, you should have a behavior professional assist you in behavior modification. Any advice please? Choosing these dog-friendly activities is also a compromise. However, they are missing something crucial: Their dog is insecure, unpredictable, and will react negatively when people don't expect it. A stranger comes near the owner to talk, and the dog will growl. A study from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, shows women feel safer and sleep better with a dog in their beds. Below the Read More titles, there are more questions but unanswered. Please Help, I need to decide if I should euthinise my dog. Where I go he goes room to room. My dog normally don't bark at any dog and any human ( outside the house) but when the come to my house he become aggressive and run after them while barking and try to bite them what should i do? If he sees a family member get near me to give me something. He's always been the sweetest thing and anyone could pet him. He's over threshold all the time and lives very likely on edge. The stranger will stop in his tracks and leave. Now, a disclaimer is warranted here. Read on as I explain to you why your dog chooses who he sleeps with and how to remedy the sleeping situation! I see that question in dog forums and groups all the time. And there was a little girl that did not treet her right when she was a baby . All of a sudden he began to act aggressively towards strangers, biting, barking, growling etc. My dog was sweet when got him. While this trait may not really appear as a defect, it becomes so if the dog becomes protective when it's not necessary. We prefer to live in a fantasy world where our dog should be all Disney-like most of the time but suddenly become Cujo when a threat is looming. When on a walk he is on alert all the time. It may help to keep him confined in a quiet area and not let him be around people he is not comfortable around for the time being. He’s starting to nip at people but only when I’m not around. Any advice on how to deal with this is greatly appreciated. There are many reasons that can explain why your dog sleeps : close to you, in the same room as you or on your pillow. My dog will become aggressive and lunge when there are kids around and people .she will stay close to me she duse not get aggressive with my boyfriend . Hi, I have a miniature schnauzer who doesn't seem to turn aggressive but constantly barks whenever he sees people or other animals. He was not socialized early on and neglected. We disagree about her sleeping in our bed and I have noticed over the last week she growls n barks at me more. We know we should bring a behaviorist in immediately, but is there any advice we can start doing to limit this while we get someone to come in and help? You're probably anticipating it and he can sense that stuff. I may have the wife feed them, or the husband may toss them in the dog's direction every time he approaches. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on April 15, 2017: Sbf, yes, while you wait to see your behaviorist, use management. It doesn’t matter if I am standing or sitting he starts whining at first then he starts baby pinching or nipping at them. My husband takes her to work every day and she has started to become over-protective. She plays with my grandson. Thanks for the memories you and your wonderful dogs have given me over the many years. We're here to help you get your life back and establish a sense of control. He’ll also “hit” them with his hands. Hi Elrina, is your dog spayed or intact? You can try to work with a dog behavior professional using force-free behavior modification. The whole atmosphere changes before they fight and it doesn't appear to be over anything! What does this mean? Regardless, make safety your top priority. Lunging etc. He is my daughter's dog, and I am watching him for a week. Asserting Dominance. In my experience, it's best to err on the side of caution and allow him to make positive association with everyone. We had a case once of a dog owner who had a dog that was protective and wouldn't let the EMTs in the home to provide emergency assistance. Where i used to live she loved the kids there and even on walks she'd let kids or other people go up to her. I have a beagle (nearly 9) and a Rottweiler (14 months old). Tired Myth #1…”My dog is protecting me when he barks and lunges at other dogs and people”. Please can you help? Dog Behavior Training in Houston. The more the behavior is rehearsed, the more it put roots and you need to be undisturbed when giving dragon his meds! The fear, in most cases, often stems from a lack of socialization. He may be acting protective though if it also happens when other dogs and people approach you when you are together. The only difference is the baby. She also barks at my boyfriend when he comes home from work. I own Trinity with my Auntie and Uncle. I've fallen over her 3x already and when she lunges it takes all my strength to hold her back. Why is this? You’re doing a disservice to the dog, and making it harder on yourself, when you fail to acknowledge and come to grips with this reality. If my husband even enters a room that I am in, my dog goes into protection mode. Why does my dog like to sleep with me? She has always been good with other dogs but wary of people, especially when they enter the home. One day, for no reason, that changed and he barks at everyone outside of the family. Especially since he's really good otherwise - he doesn't chew things (other than his toys) and never potties anywhere except his potty pad (and only when he's home alone). My husband has been feeding her, taking the food out and calling her. But he still tries to bite them. Your dog may need some desensitization and counterconditioning with the help of a professional. Lately if anyone he doesn't recognize walks near us he lunges, and has bitten three times! Recovery and management depends on the severity of the aggression. Another possibility is that he is acting protective towards you. It doesnt matter if he knows the guest or not. Hi, we have a gorgeous Springer x cockerpoo who is normally very loving to other dogs and playful. My boyfriend and I recently moved and my dog's handling it beautifully so far. Is he doing this out of spite or is he trying to get even with me for leaving him behind? He is nine years old and has always been a sweetheart. In the meanwhile, keep your dog in a room or somewhere where she is prevented from rehearsing the behavior. He is adorable and still looks like a puppy, so everyone that comes across him attempts to interact, but when this happens he growls. But always with me, im retired. My roommate's dog tries to attack me every time I approach her owner. Since she has shown already in the past that she was wary of people, was poorly socialized and now she is lunging at people and dogs, it may be that she is stressed and wants distance. Appreciate any help you can give. My ex pulled a gun on me and her, she knocked the gun from his hand and knocked him down. You must also consider whether something might have stressed him lately or maybe he isn't feeling too well. and gave him a sharp tap on the nose. Neither incidents were reported due to the humans’ admissions to non-compliance; however, I’m very concerned and have had to recently move to a home where there is another dog. Again, it doesnt matter how many times you have come over or met you, or you sat in my living room... not one person is "not " greeted in this mannor. Therefore, many dogs prefer to sleep near or with their humans to protect them in case something happens. They go back an forth between the houses all the time, run and play in the yards and hang out with our 14 year old daughters together. This soon becomes a bad habit and the owner has given up and decided that it is just a ''trait.''. Her previous owners did not socialize her much. Breaks my heart to have to do this as I'd rather keep Issey but The service dog trainer won't train her now. Why could my dog be acting like this. So, what we immediately begin doing is asking them questions to see "why" the dynamic of your relationship is the way it is. I have a 2 yr old Malchi that I've had since he was 4 months. Depending on the severity of your dogs reactivity it may require that you set aside specific times for training in a potentially less stimulating environment. I am afraid she will bite its come very close. I wished it was easier finding out what may be happening, but there are many possibilities. When the dog stops barking, have your husband give the dog the reward. My dog also does the same behavior but when one person is already in the house and a new person enters. Should I not let him on my lap???? When we are home in my apartment she will bark when someone comes through the door and once she realized who they are she will get quiet. Even perfectly housetrained dogs tend to have accidents when they move, just to give an idea. I think dogs know women are weaker in some respects(I don't mean anything by that either because I'm a woman, too! )& they tend to try to protect a woman more.Especially if your dog is … Adrienne Farricelli (author) on June 15, 2020: Yes, many dogs start acting protective when their owner is pregnant. There are too many liabilities involved. Allow me to backtrack. Do you have any advice to calm and reassure them both? I am not sure what to do, she is absolutely the best dog in the world except for this. Months later, my brother was warned similarly. She is the most loving dog I know she always lies next to me on our bed. In the house, he sleeps all day and is docile and sweet except when he sees someone out the window.. we live in the country, this happens 5 or xs a day... What are your thoughts? Though some dogs can be affectionate and loving with a variety of people, others will form an attachment to only one or two individuals. Shutterstock. My husband and I have two rescue dogs that we got from the shelter about two years ago. People try to humanize them and that takes away from their most endearing qualities! Some dogs are more sensitive to changes, and when they feel stressed, they are more likely to bite. Please look for one using gentle, force-free behavior modification. I get it. Your article was good but I can’t seem to make it apply to my little dog! If he could speak he may be saying, “Hey look at me. The other day my mom was bitten by a dog on leash, it happened really fast and the owner had no time to pull the dog away to prevent it from happening. Tired Myth #1…”My dog is protecting me when he barks and lunges at other dogs and people”. When I first got him I didn’t work, and I waited until he was 4 months old to work so I could completely potty train and form a strong bond with him. Since this has happened before, the dog can sense the anxiety and think he needs to continue to protect you. Copyright © 2017 The Hyper Pup. I have a dog aggressive BC, she is 6 yrs old. Will my dog protect me? I walk him 2-3 times weekly for several months now. Any advice please? In other words, these dogs will attack without good reason (from a human perspective, that is). Dogs can be taught to be “protective” but that learned behavior is reserved for military training, or law enforcement. Yes, dogs can act protective too, but there's still an element of fear at play. Look for one who is well-versed in behavior modification and who uses force-free, humane behavior modification. My one year old Cavoodle is becoming very protective of me. If she barks, he brings it back in. One thing I noticed is he does seem to like people once he is introduced to them and has gotten to see them more than once. We live in a big building in Manhattan and have a big group of friends with dogs, so he's grown up being very social. My dog got me a husband by taking matters into her own paws The numbers didn’t add up. Dogs who have developed a strong bond with their owners will likely live their lives in comfort and happiness. The thought of anything happening to him because I’m lacking somewhere kills me. Sleeping with dogs provides plenty of benefits for dog owners. Question: We rescued a Collie Cross about 2 months ago. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on March 28, 2020: Hi Dana, there are many possible causes for the behavior you are seeing. If I wanted parroted information, I would have just went to wikipedia. If she was in the other room when we start arguing she would try and break the door down. They only notice the gravity of the problem, but fail to notice how they contribute. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on April 09, 2017: Mackenzie, if your dog seems like he has intent to bite, it would be best to have a force-free behavior consultant walk you through behavior modification. Im confused. Choosing these dog-friendly activities is also a compromise. We ask one of our friends who has been adopting troubled dogs for many years, who said it's a protection thing as he wouldn't even bark at the builders unless someone was already in the house. I’m 5 months pregnant does that have a role to play is a dog becoming protective over a stranger. Every Time My Husband Leaves For Work, Our Dog Reacts Like THIS! He runs to me and places himself close with a side stand. He will also sit silent as others sit on my couch/bed and stare until he jumps in between or forces them off. My dog has suddenly started to act really weird. I told my dog 'NO!' Dogs can be cured of this, but it does take much dedication and time from you, the loving and patient owner. For mild cases, I use desensitization and counterconditioning techniques. When people come over, they stop in their tracks, asking if he will bite, I say..maybe, i dont trust him, as I try to tell him " no, and go lay down after I ask the person to let him smell their leg. I have a 2 year old lab who has begun aggressively lunging, body checking, and snapping at seemingly random dogs if they get too close to me on walks. My dog has killed 2 cats. He does this for three main reasons: to feel secure about his place in your life, to warn other dogs that you are spoken for and because he wants to protect you." When back on the floor she's fine with Astro or anyone else. I take him to work everyday trying to get him socialized as he has not been around people. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on January 22, 2018: Luis, you should let your room mate know that this behavior concerns you and that it's not good for the dog to rehearse this problem behavior. The dog has now learned that he must act more aggressively to send strangers away, and a new behavior has been learned. I have a 8 month old goldendoodle ive had him 4 months he is fixed. The 2 other adult residents are slowly earning my dog’s trust w/ treats and games of fetch. Instead if they 'hate" people it's often a matter of people causing them to feel fearful or intimidated by them. Hi. She only does this with other dogs. Dogs are pack animals, used to cuddling up in dens with their families. For dog training inquiries feel free to call, email, or use the contact form to the right. So, it may be perfectly normal for a large dog to try to sit on a tiny lap as a way to bond with and protect his playmate. What do I do? Nothing new has happen in our home, or lives. Again, this is natural when it comes to the canine species. Here are 5 possible reasons your dog keeps following you around — but keep in mind that this list is not all-inclusive: 1. This isn’t as charming to your friends and neighbors as you may think. Answer: For safety and to prevent rehearsal of this problematic behavior, please do not put your dog in this situation anymore. We have a rescue chichuchua my daughter picked out Initially you could not approach him if shebwas holding him.He has now turned all his attention to me.I cant leave a room without him.Nor can anyone sit by me or even come close to me.He has a cage with a bed and toys.At night if I dont sleep on the couch .Which is near his cage he cries most of the night.And If I do sleep in my bed upstairs he will cry at the door.My husband will lock it at night which in turn he will cry if Im not downstairs. Any advice? Good afternoon. Shutterstock Dogs often want to protect those they love, even if there's no real threat — so some dogs show they love their owners by keeping them "safe" while they eat or relax. I'm not sure what's changed. she is 1 and a half and i have had her since April last year. He is VERY obedient and listens to me when I tell him to sit, lay down, or stay in the presence of a stranger in the house. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on December 23, 2019: Paula, I think you have a highly stressed dog who is in dire need to learn to relax. We get all sorts of romantic ideas of our dog as body guard harking back to Lassie and Rin Tin Tin, when the truth is closer to Scooby Doo. I don't know why he does this. Not only does it reduce stress, but it also makes you feel safer. A dog will lean on humans for a few different reasons - sometimes it's because he is anxious, or he wants you to do something or go somewhere, but leaning is also a sign of affection. She is okay with strangers but if my 14 yo son comes to hug and kiss me, she growls and lay on me and sometimes bites. These dogs may resort to growling and biting even when people with good intentions come close. Is there any hope? But I'm concerned about our future walks and doggy parks.. Any advice? At home he does not allow guys inside of I’m home how is either of then not being protective? First of all Jamie has a great answer and I'm going to add to his answer from my experience. The friend will begin to pet the dog and then the dog growls and barks loudly. Answer: It sounds like a form of re-directed aggression. brother. Behavior changes should also be reported to the vet to make sure there's nothing medically going on. My husband and I were robbed last year and it was absolutely devastating. Dog growling in this instance means, "Hey, you don't belong here, and I'm willing to protect my people and property!" These dogs will stick near their pregnant owner and even block people from coming too close. What can we do to fix this behavior? I work from home and he sits by me all day long and follows me if I go into another room. Indeed, protection dogs must have a sound temperament in order to excel. It also takes time and some effort, which a lot of people are understandably not inclined to offer. If intact, it could be she is going through a false pregnancy and trying to protect what she may think are her babies/ her den. Great article and blog, totally agree with the above. Main problem he tries to bite. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on November 23, 2017: Julie, you can have your dog the way you want, but just because your dog is on leash, doesn't mean people are safe. I have a 2 y/o German Shepherd that I rescued 4 months ago. What changed and how do I stop him from barking at everyone? Love these articles! He loved meeting new people and dogs and ran up to meet the world. Once dragon gets all his meds, then all the good treats are gone and all the fun ends. You don’t need a dog to protect you. at people and dogs if my husband touches the dog. If that sounds ridiculous, that’s because it is. This has happened three times with my husband and 1 time with a man at work. Because people leave, the behavior is reinforced. you provide food, water and shelter) and wants to keep it that way. By the grace of god I was the only one hurt in the situation but now I am absolutely not sure if my dog will be ever be the same and I can not chance him at biting someone else or another dog the way he did me, although it was truly a freak avoidant but he’s still been so skiddish and I’m actually scared of him for the first time ever. I've got a question about my dog. In other words, you know exactly what is triggering the behavior (people coming outside their house). When my husband and I aren't standing or sitting next to each other he's fine. She (Issey) was to be trained as a mobility dog. They feel that because their dog protects them, it proves that the dog loves them. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on July 29, 2019: The country environment may cause "suburban dog syndrome" in some dogs. My 12 yr old dog has just recentley become "protective" to me. I am in need to help. I was given a shitzu/pug fixed 3yr.old male. Who ever wrote this article is an idiot.It is in a dogs nature to protect their alpha.It is your responsibility to teach them to stand down when told to.I would rather my dog be lery of any stranger as I am. Sorry to break it to you but, no, that’s not how it works. Initially, you may have more success if you can enlist the help of some volunteers who will repeatedly exit their homes so that you can practice this exercise at a distance in a controlled setting (so your dog is under threshold) rather than being caught off guard not knowing when your dog may spot somebody. Here's what I discovered (the names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent): "My husband never logs out of his e-mail when he's done and sometimes even leaves it … If we encounter multiple dogs together or a large dog on a walk, she is very submissive and nervous. They come over and hugs you safer and sleep better with a dog professional! 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