|Barked: Thu Jun 6, '13 6:27pm PST |
|Might be worth starting over with positive training. Instead of correcting him with your tone of voice, get his attention with something tasty and entice him to his bed with treats, praise, or play. Start small at first, he's already learned that listening to you is no fun. You have to re-associate the behaviors you want with positive things. Make listening to you a game that your dog can win and be rewarded for, and he will be much less likely to react like that.
When you get upset when he doesn't listen, he totally feels that and gets even more defensive. It also teaches him that your emotions are unpredictable and can't be trusted. And yeah...that will eventually lead to a bite. At least he's growling before biting, some dogs have been yelled at for growling and taught to suppress any aggressive warnings; they go straight to biting when pushed too far.
If you don't like him mounting the puppy... having him altered might be a good way to help with that. Our last dog was unaltered and while there was generally no unwanted behavior from it, he would be absolutely obsessed with shoving his face in the privates of any lady dogs and trying to mount them (even if they were spayed).
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