|Barked: Tue May 15, '12 7:46pm PST |
|It is so hard to give a definite answer or reason..but here are a couple of thoughts that come to mind.. Is she possibly injured or have a hernia or something wrong with her tummy or other health issue? Another thought is she just may need to be conditioned to be handled and picked up.
The first few weeks I had Frankie, oh, it was a nightmare sometimes trying to pick him up...he would turn his head to nip, and although he did not always growl, he would definitely let out a little displeasure sound sometimes. I got Frankie off of petfinder, so there is usually more a risk of getting a badly behaved pup (not always though, an even the top breeders can have a pup that needs more work than others..).
What I did not find out/figure out until several weeks later was Frankie had been used to running in a totally wide open HUGE yard in his babyhood weeks. So trying to attach his runner to him was a nightmare! He did finally get accustomed to it, but it took time. Is it possible your pom had a lot of freedom where she came from...? Sometimes fitting in to a more structured home with more rules is tough for them to adjust to..
But you need to show you are in charge, and do not let the pup think they are in charge. Consistancy, patience, and just doing what you need to do.
It can seem like a nightmare, but sometimes some pups just need more conditioning than others.
Another thing that worked for us was slow and very gentle handling. It seemed any fast movements made Frankie more defiant or he saw it as play.
Edited by author Tue May 15, '12 7:51pm PST
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