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Old 11-10-2012, 08:48 AM
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Can GR grow to be aggressive? As some of you know Rocky is 10weeks old...the last few days I've noticed a type of behavior I don't like, not one bit. He sometimes has what I call "anger fits", basically what he does is chew the bottom of my sweatpants or my bath robe, etc. and he bites it, growls, barks, and moves from side to side whilst holding on tight to the fabric of whatever he's chewing. I'm a bit concerned because my lil old Miki would bite and be aggressive to strangers and I don't want that with Rocky. When we play with him we keep it very light and we stop when he starts growling or acting a bit aggressive. We def don't encourage him to be like that, we don't like it at all. Could it be him trying to play rough and use up lots of the energy he has?


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Old 11-10-2012, 08:57 AM
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at 10 weeks this is just play behavior and not aggressive behavior. Many puppies regardless the breed do this exact same thing to play and also get your attention. Try distracting him with a toy when he starts to grab at your pants legs and when he releases and get the toy you are offering make sure to really praise him for his good decision.
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At this age, it's not agression, it's just puppy playfulness. Your puppy is attempting to play with you like he would with his siblings. Golden puppies are notoriously mouthy. If you've never raised a Golden, it can be a shock when that little ball of fur you brought home suddenly turns into a land shark. It will pass. Just keep toys handy to distract him. Also, exercise helps.
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He's just a baby, and I've yet to see an aggressive baby.
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It's just play, Brew was doing that exact same thing with us, he still does it every now and again, but now it's with his leash while out on walks!
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I agree with the others. it's not aggression,he's just playing. If you don't like the behaviour, distract him with a toy or teach him the word "off" or "gentle"
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Pheeeeew!!! I'm just a bit a paranoid! >_< lol...bc my Miki was aggressive, he was a small breed...small dog syndrome or something >_< This dog wanted to play with Miki and Miki went ballistic and attacked that huge baby!!! Click image for larger version

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Thank you guys for all the replies though!


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Be prepared to dislike his behavior even more and more. It's typical gr puppy or really, any puppy behavior. It's important to understand exactly what one is getting into when getting a puppy. May I suggest you do a lot of puppy forum reading so that you get a mental picture of what to really expect and how to handle a growing pups behavior.
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Be prepared to dislike his behavior even more and more. It's typical gr puppy or really, any puppy behavior. It's important to understand exactly what one is getting into when getting a puppy. May I suggest you do a lot of puppy forum reading so that you get a mental picture of what to really expect and how to handle a growing pups behavior.
EXCELLENT Advice.... Also investigate puppy classes if you haven't already done so. Goldens need obedience training from an early age to help them learn the skills to be a good family member. Lots of positive reinforcement for all the behaviors that you like
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