I need you advise here. I has a 1 year 4 months old male, long coat chihuahua. Sometimes, when I drop my stuff like a piece of receipt etc, if he is nearby, sometimes he will pick it up and run underneath my sofa. Well, I know the result is that he will tear the paper off and make a mess out of it, so I will take it back from him.
And he will growl at me first, I will said, " no, let!" , but if he don't let go, I will just snatch from him. At first he will just growl and like "scream?" then bite me softly and run away to hide somewhere else, I believe he know he shouldn't do this and he is in wrong. I will shout at him, and sometimes if the thing he took is important, I will smack his butt/ mouth and scold him telling him is wrong to do this.
And now, he become worst, he is biting me harder. When I want to smack him, he will fight back.
What should I do here?
I hope below information will help you to understand my boy more..
I bought him to obedience class and tomorrow is his last lesson, it doesn't seem to help at all he become worst.
The reason of me signing him for obedience class is also partially he was bitten by two different dog at two different occasion.
After a first JRT bite him, I believe they were playing, but JRT bite was too hard till my boy cried out loud and bark aggressive at the JRT, he become protective and start barking at like cleaner who sweeping the floor, trolley and even bark at my neighbour who walk pass which he don't use to do this.
So i sign him up for classes, hoping he can become better.
But a month before the lesson started, he was actually bitten by a shihzhu mix with an other breed male dog till half of his face swell, and eye and chin bleed.
His behavior change alot, he bark lesser, always hide underneath the sofa when he is at home, but once his outside he become even more protective. Bark and growl at even more things.
And when he got better, he was enroll into obedience class, his behavior actually become worst more hard to control sometimes. He bark even more, growl even more at some dogs who growl at him, when i say no he dont listen he will keep barking or growling.
Sometimes I think he is funny, when other dog growl at an other dog, he will poke in and growl at the one who started it.
But one thing, my boy never bite any one else or dogs before. He is friendly to everyone who approach him, he loves playing with other dogs as well, but you can see he is abit afraid to play with new dogs, but after warming up, he is okay with them. But for some reason he mix well with poodle the most, i think maybe because few of my friend's dog is a poodle, and he never had a problem with them.
For his barking problem, I had some advise from the trainer like put some beans in a can and shake it when he bark, because the sound irritates him, hold his mouth/pull his collar and said no, or bring him near to the object he scares of. But I have not ask them from advise on his aggressive.
I hope you can advise me what else can I do on his barking and what to do to stop him from being aggressive/obsessive when taking my things back from him and also his barking problem. Thank you for reading.
Hope to near from you soon!