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Behaviorist for Coop?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by redginald, Jan 26, 2012.


  1. redginald

    redginald PetForums VIP

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    Had a quick vet check with coop tonight as he needs weighing monthly for his wormer. The nurse said he seemed healthy, and in good shape. We discussed his behavior, I explained that he seems off with other dogs sometimes but normally when my kids are about. I also explained he has nipped the kids but I believe it to be over playfulness, she recommended we see their in house behaviorist to try and "nip" these issues in the bud, something we are considering, it may not be required but cant see it doing any harm.
     
  2. Georgee

    Georgee PetForums Member

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    Is your dog not still a puppy? if so this is this not merely normal puppy behaviour? Would a puppy class not be the better option ?I have no experience with this breed so cannot comment on their friendliness with children or other dogs. Maybe the vet is seeing pound signs!
     
  3. redginald

    redginald PetForums VIP

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    You may be right, iv'e not booked it yet, and yes feel it may be normal puppy behavior. I will say he does seem to have a nervous edge to him, he's edgy when being walked but always fine when he bumps into people or dogs. The dog aggression seems to be him being over protective of the kids. Hopefully we will get him into a puppy class soon, they all seem to have started at the beginning of jan and are not starting again until end of feb
     
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