Why doesn't my dog like me and what should I do with it ?
I go 2dogs one of them is 3 years old and he loves me so much. I had him since he was 6 weeks old hes always over protected with me and he cant spend a second without me. The other one is 6months old and I just got him couple of days ago. She shows no interest in me and seems to be ignoring me for my sister.She doesn't listen to me and she bite me when i tried to brush her hair. Why doesn't she like when Im the one who takes care of her? i try to give her the same amount of love as I give to the other dog but she shows no interest at all. What should i do?
on May 8th 2012
in Other Behavior & Training
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Do not let her bite you! Lay her down flat like she is playing dead, until her head goes down. Also if your 3 yr old is very protective of you maybe he is sending a sign to the puppy to back off. Play toys with her, give her treats, take her out on walks. Maybe leave your other dog by himself and take your puppy for an 1 hour or 2. She just needs some time. Maybe missing her sisters or brothers. But if she keeps on showing interest in your sister maybe give it to her, if you want the puppy to be happy.
Romeo answered on 5/9/12. Helpful? / 0
Oh boy. I REALLY disagree with pinning and holding this dog. You've only had her for a few days, right? GIVE HER TIME. She didn't grow up with you as the most important person in her life like your other dog- she may have never been loved or cared for at all and not understand affection, or she may be traumatized by having to leave her first owner for you.
And why should she listen to you? She doesn't know you, and she's probably not had any obedience training, so she doesn't even know what you're asking her to do. The more you get frustrated the less willing she will be.
Some dogs also just have a more independent, less "velcro" personality and find too much affection smothering. They show love in other ways, like just being near you.
I would just go slow and be patient and gentle with her. Don't pick her up or hug her. Feed her from your hands so she associates them with good things.
Bruno CGC answered on 5/9/12. Helpful? / 1
It sounds like your not the pack leader with your two dogs. If you were then your older dog wouldn't feel the need to have to protect you and the puppy would respect and listen to you. The 6 month old is a puppy and needs obedience training. Make sure when you are leaving and coming into the house with the dogs that your always first and they have to wait till you say it's ok for them to go out/in. Key thing is walks, exercise, and obedience training. Also make sure when its feeding time they have to wait for YOU to tell them it's ok for THEM to eat. Depending on size of the puppy, try putting them on a table to brush him/her. They are usually calmer off the floor. Just keep at it and don't give up.
Sarge answered on 5/10/12. Helpful? / 0