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Puppy Aggressive Towards Owner

I just need some advice. I have a male 5 month old aggressive Boxer puppy that thinks that he is charge. He has bitten me many times, when I get him out of his cage to let him out to go to the bathroom or when I get home from work. He also likes to jump up on people or when I get home from work he will jump on me and bite me. He will leave teeth marks along with very bad bruising. What can I do to get him to stop this and get him under control now before he gets to be a adult dog?

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July 14, 20170 found this helpful

This is unacceptable behavior. You might have to muzzle him for awhile. When a dog tries to jump on you keep walking. This shows your dominance. I have tried this on large adult dogs who jumped on me when I entered friends' homes and it works.

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July 15, 20170 found this helpful

yes i may have to this because he bit me yesterday and today. i guess it is just me that he does not like when it comes to getting him out of his cage. he does not bite my husband or son. Yes I did leave him in cage a few extra mins so that he can calm down before i got him out of the cage. after i got him out of him cage he tried to go after me to bite me i tried to turn my back so he could not bite me and he still bite me once on both arms. i am really looking to enroll him in a class to see if this will help.

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July 16, 20170 found this helpful

I believe your husband and son show dominance and you have probably been a "softie" from the moment you laid eyes on him and maybe even talk "baby" talk to him? Or maybe not but this is probably a very good age to enroll him in training sessions as his aggression toward you seems pretty serious to me and should not be allowed to continue.

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Your puppy will only get larger and have more strength the longer you wait and anything you try at home may not be the way a certified trainer would handle it.
A temporary solution might certainly be a muzzle as the next bite could be a serious wound.

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