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my pup lynnzie has been growling wwhen i pick her up shes only 5 months 2. or when i pull her out by the collar she grawls
i dont know why shes doing this but its starting to get me a little consernd
but she doing amazingly better with the food aggresion:):):):):)

maybe shes too bug to be held or somthing but any advice would be great

thnx :) :) :) :)
 

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I would stop pulling her by the collar because that does hurt and will not teach her anything. To get her to come to you use positive training with threats. Make it fun for her to come to you. Have you considered going to obedience training because she is young to be having all the "aggression" issues like food and territory at her age.
If you cannot go to obedience classes, go to the library and get some books on positive dog training. If you want some good examples there is some good references at the top of the forum page in the section on product reviews. Goldens are very sensitive and need a gentle training hand. Positive is the way to go. Use a happy voice and treats to get her to do something. You will be amazed with the difference.
 

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I agree with Carol. Goldens love a happy happy voice and they also love lots of tasty training treats. A puppy obedience class is a great start and lots of fun too.
 

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ya i have already stopped pulling her by the cllar out and by a leash but what im realy consorned about is when i pick her up she starts getting realy aggresive
any idea why? im realy consurned:(:(:(:(
 

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Dogs don't usually like to be held. Don't do the things that will trigger the growling, particularly picking her up, and work on some positive, structured training so she learns to trust you more and to look up to you for guidance.

In most puppies, behavior like this isn't true aggression, but is usually some mix of fear, brattiness, and insecurity.
 

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oh thank u thank u :):):)
i feel better to know that its just puppy bratiness and not aggresian:)



but i do need to ad.......that she is extremely hard headed:(
 

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my pup lynnzie has been growling wwhen i pick her up shes only 5 months ...
maybe shes too bug to be held or somthing but any advice would be great

thnx :) :) :) :)
Hank isn't even 4 months yet but he's way too big to be picked up, held or carried. But even as a tiny puppy he really didn't like being carried. Maybe your pup is the same. Easy remedy...don't pick her up.
 

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oh thank u thank u :):):)
i feel better to know that its just puppy bratiness and not aggresian:)



but i do need to ad.......that she is extremely hard headed:(
No offense, but it's much more likely that your communication skills need work than that the problem lies with her. In my experience, everything my dogs have failed at has turned out to be my fault in showing them what I want and helping them understand how to work with me.
 
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