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Basset hound growling at children and other problems.

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Sarahf12, Mar 14, 2019.


  1. Sarahf12

    Sarahf12 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I've just recently been on holiday to visit my Grandma. She's having problems with her dog and I feel like I need to step in and help her. She doesn't know much about dog behaviour, and she certainly isn't one to get help. Could somebody please advise me on how I can approach this? I think she would listen if it came from me. It would be great if someone could explain why they think this all of the below is happening, and explain some management practices/techinques for short and long term that would be great.
     
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  2. O2.0

    O2.0 PetForums VIP

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    The growling could be a simple case of resource guarding. RG is relatively easy to solve, and equally easy to make much worse with the wrong approach.

    If your grandmother isn't looking for advice though, I'm not sure what you can do....
     
  3. Sarahf12

    Sarahf12 PetForums Newbie

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    How would you fix this?
     
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    That's only going to make things worse. Charlie's clearly saying she's not happy at being around the children, and she's getting smacked and told off for it. Punish a dog for communicating and it makes it much more likely they'll stop growling and just go straight for biting.

    Most dogs will bark when strangers approach, guarding their home is a natural instinct, and a lot of the time it's to tell the owner/other dogs there's someone who needs to have notice taken of them. Could a run be set up around the kennels? That should stop the dogs jumping the wall and going hunting. Or raise the height of the wall with netting or trellis.
     
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