Training an Aggressive Miniature Pincher

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I need help training a 7 year old MinPin, she is very aggressive with "her stuff. She gathers socks, slippers anything that she can grab off the floor or around a laundry bin and makes a sort of nest in the corner, if you try to retrieve your slippers she will growl and take your hand off. It's not good, she bit my mom and my sister and a neighbors kid thus far.

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I need to cure her of this asap.

All instances she was in a situation where some one was taking something away from her that she shouldn't have. She looks to have had a ton of puppies in her past, could that be related?

Thanks for any advice,
CAROL from DEDHAM, MA

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March 27, 20060 found this helpful

Has your dog been spayed? When I had a min poodle she was like that until I had her fixed. She seemed to think all her toys were her "babies".

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By Linda (Guest Post)
March 27, 20060 found this helpful

A dog who has bitten that many times is a serious threat. Consult a professional trainer before someone is seriously hurt, or you get sued.

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March 28, 20060 found this helpful

My daughter has a cat who also was very aggressive and destructive. She was going to have to put her down but as a last ditch effort her vet put the cat on Prozac.

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Worked like a charm! You might want to ask your vet what you can do to help your dog. This biting cannot continue.

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March 28, 20060 found this helpful

My daughter has a cat who also was very aggressive and destructive. She was going to have to put her down but as a last ditch effort her vet put the cat on Prozac. Worked like a charm! You might want to ask your vet what you can do to help your dog. This biting cannot continue.

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By Sue from Boston (Guest Post)
March 28, 20060 found this helpful

Try talking to the wonderful folks at the MSPCA
shelter in Dedham. (Maybe that's where she came from?) They should have experience or ideas on how to train dogs such as this, or at least have names of dog trainers in the area that they can recommend.

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Good luck !

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March 28, 20060 found this helpful

How long have you had her and how long has this behavior been going on? This may sound strange and be way off base, but could she be in a "false pregnancy" mode...the nesting? I would have her checked by a vet and then definitely contact a dog training professional. Puppy behavior is pretty uncomplicated to correct, but a 7 year old dog- you need pro help here. The biting has to stop.

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By Angie O'Plasty (Guest Post)
March 28, 20060 found this helpful

Sounds like maybe she thinks she's the boss around the place. Is she aggressive around food? Does she growl/snap if you try to get her off the couch/chair/etc.?

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By MIN PIN LOVER (Guest Post)
April 28, 20070 found this helpful

HAS SHE BEEN SPAYED? SOMETIMES THIS HELPS TO CALM THEM DOWN. FEMALES ALWAYS SEEM TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE THAN MALES.

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August 7, 20070 found this helpful

We are on our 2nd MinPin. Both males, 1 neutered
and 1 not. Not difference in the behavior, except

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maybe the one we have now is a bit calmer.
Both of ours have been rescued dogs. If that
is the case with yours, you may never know what
causes the agression. Usually love, affection,
spoiling, treats, letting them know how much they
are loved works for ours. It is hard to imagine
what some of these little dogs have been through.
IMA3

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By Joan Rose (Guest Post)
October 28, 20080 found this helpful

My min-pin is a female (Neece). The only time she is aggressive is when I put her harness on her to take her for a walk. She bites me while putting it on. How do I stop her from biting me?

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